Pingjum (West Frisian: Penjum) is a village in the municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân in Friesland, in the northern Netherlands and lies 6.6 kilometres (4.1 mi) southwest of Harlingen. It had a population of around 595 in January 2017.
St Victory Church
Location in the former Wûnseradiel municipality
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During the February flood of 1825, Frisian seawalls broke. Pingjum was spared thanks to a dike around the village known as the Pingjumer Golden Collar (Pingjumer Gulden Halsband). In 1892 the province of Friesland decided to put an end to the Pingjumer Golden Collar coastal protection, although in several places the dike is still visible. This ring dyke was originally built in part to reclaim land from the Marne Estuary to the north of the village.
Before 2011, the village was part of the Wûnseradiel municipality.
- Obbe Sikkes Bangma (1768–1829), mathematician
- Rients Gratama, comedian
- Lammert Scheltes Hilarides (1868–1934), handball player
- Jan Reitsma (1869–1959), handball player
- Jan Ykema, Olympic speedskating medallist, lives in Pingjum
- Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 – CBS Statline
- Spek, Theo (2 September 2017). "De Marneslenk Het kustlandschap van zuidelijk Westergo door de eeuwen heen" (PDF). Retrieved 22 March 2018.
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