Gersloot (West Frisian: Gersleat) is a village in Heerenveen in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands.

Gersloot
Gersleat
Village
Bell tower
Bell tower
Coat of arms of Gersloot
Location in Heerenveen municipality
Location in Heerenveen municipality
Gersloot is located in Friesland
Gersloot
Gersloot
Location in the Netherlands
Gersloot is located in Netherlands
Gersloot
Gersloot
Gersloot (Netherlands)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°0′23″N 5°57′51″E / 53.00639°N 5.96417°E / 53.00639; 5.96417
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityHeerenveen Heerenveen
Area
 • Total1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi)
Elevation−0.8 m (−2.6 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total105
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal code
8457[1]
Dialing code0513

The village was first mentioned in 1281 as Gerslach and means tapered ditch.[3] It used to have a church, but it was demolished in 1735, and only the bell tower remains. In 1840, it was home to 146 people.[4] Before 1934, Gersloot was part of the Aengwirden municipality.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8457CB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Gersloot - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Gersloot". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Gersloot at Wikimedia Commons