Loppersum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɔpərsʏm] (listen)) is a village and former municipality in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.

Loppersum
Defense tower of former Ewsum Castle
Defense tower of former Ewsum Castle
Flag of Loppersum
Coat of arms of Loppersum
Highlighted position of Loppersum in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Loppersum is located in Groningen (province)
Loppersum
Loppersum
Loppersum is located in Netherlands
Loppersum
Loppersum
Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°45′E / 53.333°N 6.750°E / 53.333; 6.750Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°45′E / 53.333°N 6.750°E / 53.333; 6.750
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
MunicipalityEemsdelta
Area
 • Total25.17 km2 (9.72 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total2,570
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
9919[1]
Area code0596
2015 topographic map of the municipality

GeographyEdit

Loppersum is located in the province of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands.

The former municipality was bordered by the municipalities of Eemsmond (north), Delfzijl (east), Appingedam (east), Slochteren (southeast), Ten Boer (south), and Bedum (southwest).

The population centres in the municipality were:

GovernmentEdit

The last mayor of Loppersum was Albert Rodenboog of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).[3] He was chosen as best local administrator by the professional magazine Binnenlands Bestuur in 2013.[4]

MonumentsEdit

The Petrus en Pauluskerk is a national heritage site (rijksmonument) in Loppersum.[5]

Of the borg of Ewsum in Middelstum a single defense tower remains today.[6]

TransportationEdit

The Groningen–Delfzijl railway runs through the municipality from east to west with the railway stations of Stedum and Loppersum.[7]

Notable residentsEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2022. two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 9919AH". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) College van B&W, Municipality of Loppersum. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  4. ^ (in Dutch) "Burgemeester Rodenboog (Loppersum) verkozen tot bestuurder 2013", Dagblad van het Noorden, 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  5. ^ (in Dutch) Complex- of Monumentnummer: 26265 Archived 2014-03-07 at the Wayback Machine, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed. Retrieved on 22 August 2015.
  6. ^ (in Dutch) Geschiedenis Borg Ewsum Archived 2015-08-13 at the Wayback Machine, Borgterrein Ewsum. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  7. ^ (in Dutch) Overzicht van de spoorlijn Groningen-Delfzijl, Stationsweb. Retrieved 22 August 2015.

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