Pesse is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is located in the municipality of Hoogeveen.[3]

Pesse
Farm in Pesse
Farm in Pesse
Pesse is located in Drenthe
Pesse
Pesse
Location in province of Drenthe in the Netherlands
Pesse is located in Netherlands
Pesse
Pesse
Pesse (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°46′18″N 6°27′2″E / 52.77167°N 6.45056°E / 52.77167; 6.45056
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceDrenthe
MunicipalityHoogeveen
Area
 • Total21.24 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total1,840
 • Density87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7933[1]
Dialing code0528

OverviewEdit

Pesse is an esdorp which developed in the Middle Ages.[4] It was first mentioned in 1217 as Petthe. The etymology is unclear.[5]

The village is mainly known for the Pesse canoe, believed to be the world's oldest known boat. Carbon dating indicates that the boat was constructed during the early mesolithic period between 8040 BCE and 7510 BCE.[6] It is currently housed in the Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands. The canoe was found during the construction of the nearby A28.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7933PA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  3. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.
  4. ^ Ronald Stenvert (2001). Norg (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9454 3. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Pesse - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 March 2022. Authenticity of 1141 document is uncertain
  6. ^ "Oudste bootje ter wereld kon werkelijk varen". Leeuwarder Courant (in Dutch). ANP. 12 April 2001. Retrieved December 4, 2011.