Hoogezand-Sappemeer (Dutch pronunciation: [ɦoːɣəˌzɑnt sɑpəˈmeːr] (listen)) is a former municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. It was the third most-populous municipality in the province of Groningen, after the city of Groningen and Oldambt, formed in 1949 by the merger of the former municipalities Hoogezand, well known for its ship building industry, and Sappemeer. On January 1, 2018, Hoogezand-Sappemeer merged with Slochteren and Menterwolde, forming the municipality Midden-Groningen.
Location in Groningen
|Ceased to exist||2017|
|• Total||72.99 km2 (28.18 sq mi)|
|• Land||66.71 km2 (25.76 sq mi)|
|• Water||6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Density||511/km2 (1,320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Population centres in the municipality are:
The A7 motorway (European Highway E 22, Amsterdam-Groningen-Germany) crosses the municipality. There is also a railway line providing service to Groningen and Nieuweschans/Leer(Germany). Trains serve four stations in the municipality, Kropswolde, Martenshoek, Hoogezand-Sappemeer, and Sappemeer Oost. Since 2007, trains will stop 4 times an hour.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 9603AE". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.