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Stadskanaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌstɑtskaːˈnaːl] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and municipality with a population of 32,715 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It was named after the canal Stadskanaal.

Stadskanaal
Channel in Stadskanaal
Channel in Stadskanaal
Flag of Stadskanaal
Flag
Coat of arms of Stadskanaal
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Stadskanaal in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 52°59′N 6°57′E / 52.983°N 6.950°E / 52.983; 6.950Coordinates: 52°59′N 6°57′E / 52.983°N 6.950°E / 52.983; 6.950
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • Mayor-
Area
 • Total119.94 km2 (46.31 sq mi)
 • Land117.67 km2 (45.43 sq mi)
 • Water2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total32,232
 • Density274/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
9500–9509, 9580–9599, 9660–9661
Area code0599
Websitewww.stadskanaal.nl

From 1800 until 1900 this area was ideal for its peat mining, and so the canal came to ship all the peat to Groningen, the capital of the province.

In the Gronings dialect the town is called "Knoal" and the locals are called "Knoalsters".

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GeographyEdit

 
2014 map of the municipality

The population centres in the municipality are:

  • Alteveer
  • Barlage
  • Blekslage
  • Braamberg
  • Ceresdorp
  • Höchte
  • Holte
  • Horsten
  • Kopstukken
  • Mussel
  • Musselkanaal
  • Onstwedde
  • Oomsberg
  • Smeerling
  • Stadskanaal
  • Sterenborg
  • Ter Maarsch
  • Ter Wupping
  • Veenhuizen
  • Vledderhuizen
  • Vledderveen
  • Vosseberg
  • Wessinghuizen

International relationsEdit

Stadskanaal is twinned with

GalleryEdit

Notable peopleEdit

 
Sylvia Smit, 2008

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Stadskanaal. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9501SZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Bielsko-Biała - Partner Cities". © 2008 Urzędu Miejskiego w Bielsku-Białej. Retrieved 2008-12-10.

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