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Menterwolde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌmɛntərˈʋɔldə] (About this soundlisten)) is a former municipality with a population of 12,080 in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. On January 1, 2018, Menterwolde merged with Hoogezand-Sappemeer and Slochteren, forming the municipality Midden-Groningen.

Former municipality
Highlighted position of Menterwolde in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°8′N 6°52′E / 53.133°N 6.867°E / 53.133; 6.867Coordinates: 53°8′N 6°52′E / 53.133°N 6.867°E / 53.133; 6.867
Established1 January 1990
Ceased to exist2017
 • Total81.62 km2 (31.51 sq mi)
 • Land80.33 km2 (31.02 sq mi)
 • Water1.29 km2 (0.50 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
 (August 2017)[3]
 • Total12,080
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
9630–9639, 9649–9651
Area code0598



On 1 January 1990, the municipalities of Meeden, Muntendam, and Oosterbroek merged to form Menterwolde.


2015 map of Menterwolde

Menterwolde is located in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It is situated in the west of the region of Oldambt.

Menterwolde is bordered by the municipalities of Slochteren in the northwest and north, Oldambt in the east, Pekela in the southeast, Veendam in the south, and Hoogezand-Sappemeer in the southwest and west.

The population centres in Menterwolde are the villages of Borgercompagnie, Meeden, Muntendam, Noordbroek, Tripscompagnie, and Zuidbroek.

The municipality has a total area of 81.62 km2 (31.51 sq mi) of which 80.33 km2 (31.02 sq mi) is land and 1.29 km2 (0.50 sq mi) is water.[1]


In 2017, Menterwolde had a population of 12,080 and a population density of 150/km2 (390/sq mi).[3]



  1. ^ a b "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 9649GR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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