Oldelamer (West Frisian: Aldlemmer) is a village in Weststellingwerf in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 230 in 2017.[3]

Oldelamer
Village
Oldelamer Church
Oldelamer Church
Location in Weststellingwerf municipality
Location in Weststellingwerf municipality
Oldelamer is located in Friesland
Oldelamer
Oldelamer
Location in the Netherlands
Oldelamer is located in Netherlands
Oldelamer
Oldelamer
Oldelamer (Netherlands)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°52′19″N 5°55′50″E / 52.87194°N 5.93056°E / 52.87194; 5.93056
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityWeststellingwerf Weststellingwerf
Area
 • Total17.20 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
Elevation−0.3 m (−1.0 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total235
 • Density14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Postal code
8486[1]
Dialing code0561

The village was first mentioned in 1320 as Oldenlameren. The etymology is unclear. Olde (old) has been added to distinguish from Nijelamer.[4] The Dutch Reformed church dates from 1784. The little tower was added in 1869. On 14 September 2017, the spire broke in a storm, but was quickly repaired.[5]

Oldelamer was home to 315 people in 1840.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8486GB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  3. ^ Villages - Weststellingwerf municipality (in Dutch)
  4. ^ "Oldelamer - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Oldelamer". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 April 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Oldelamer at Wikimedia Commons