Scheemda (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsxeːmdaː] (listen)) is a village with a population of 2,445 in the municipality of Oldambt in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. Scheemda was a separate municipality until 2010, when it merged with Reiderland and Winschoten to form the municipality of Oldambt.

Scheemda
Torenstraat in 2012
Torenstraat in 2012
Highlighted position of Scheemda in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Scheemda is located in Groningen (province)
Scheemda
Scheemda
Location of Scheemda in the province of Groningen
Coordinates: 53°10′N 6°58′E / 53.167°N 6.967°E / 53.167; 6.967Coordinates: 53°10′N 6°58′E / 53.167°N 6.967°E / 53.167; 6.967
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
MunicipalityOldambt
Area
(2012)[1]
 • Total225 ha (556 acres)
 • Land220 ha (540 acres)
 • Water5 ha (12 acres)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total2,445
 • Density1,110/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

Until 2010, Scheemda was a separate municipality with the population centers Heiligerlee, Midwolda, Nieuw-Scheemda, Nieuwolda, Oostwold, Scheemda, 't Waar and Westerlee. On 1 January 2010, the municipality merged into Oldambt.

TransportationEdit

The Scheemda railway station was opened in 1868 and has train services to Zuidbroek and Groningen in the west, and Winschoten, Bad Nieuweschans, and Leer (Germany) in the east.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Pieter Smit (1963–2018), mayor of Oldambt (2010–2018), lived and died here

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b (in Dutch) Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2009-2012, Statistics Netherlands, 2014. Retrieved on 21 December 2014.

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