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Súdwest-Fryslân (West Frisian pronunciation: [ˈsydʋɛst ˈfrislɔ̃ːn]) is a municipality in the Northern Netherlands, located in the province of Friesland. It had a population of 84,092 in August 2017. Sneek is the municipal seat.[6] With a total area of 841.56 km2, Súdwest-Fryslân is the largest municipality by area in the Netherlands.

Súdwest-Fryslân
Municipality
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Images, from top down, left to right: Sneek, Bolsward, Workum, IJlst, Hindeloopen and Woudsend
Flag of Súdwest-Fryslân
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Coat of arms of Súdwest-Fryslân
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Súdwest-Fryslân in a municipal map of Friesland
Location in Friesland (fy FrysLân)
Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033°N 5.667°E / 53.033; 5.667Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033°N 5.667°E / 53.033; 5.667
CountryNetherlands
Province Friesland
Established1 January 2011[1]
Government[2]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMagda Berndsen (acting) (D66)
Area[3]
 • Total841.56 km2 (324.93 sq mi)
 • Land459.64 km2 (177.47 sq mi)
 • Water381.92 km2 (147.46 sq mi)
Elevation[4]2 m (7 ft)
Population (August 2017)[5]
 • Total84,092
 • Density183/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
PostcodeParts of 8000 range
Area code0514, 0515, 0517
Websitegemeentesudwestfryslan.nl

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HistoryEdit

Súdwest-Fryslân was formed in 2011 from the old municipalities of Bolsward, Nijefurd, Sneek, Wûnseradiel and Wymbritseradiel. In 2014 it was enlarged by parts of the former municipality of Boarnsterhim.[7] On 1 January 2018 it was enlarged by parts of former municipality of Littenseradiel.

GeographyEdit

PoliticsEdit

The college van burgemeester en wethouders of Súdwest-Fryslân consists of Mayor Haijo Apotheker and aldermen A. Offinga, G. Akkerman-Wielinga, W. Sinnema, A. Ekhart and L. P. Stoel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2011" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2011]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the executive board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Súdwest-Fryslân. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 8601CR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  6. ^ (in Dutch) Infos at municipal website
  7. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2014" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2014]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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