Stadskanaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌstɑtskaːˈnaːl] (listen)) 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.
Channel in Stadskanaal
Location in Groningen
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Total||119.94 km2 (46.31 sq mi)|
|• Land||117.67 km2 (45.43 sq mi)|
|• Water||2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|• Density||274/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
9500–9509, 9580–9599, 9660–9661
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".
The population centres in the municipality are:
- Cornelis Dopper (1870 in Stadskanaal – 1939) a Dutch composer, conductor and teacher
- Charles de Wolff (1932 in Mussel – 2011) a Dutch organist and conductor
- Henk Wijngaard (born 1946 in Stadskanaal) a Dutch country singer.
- Jannes Munneke (born 1949 in Musselkanaal) a retired Dutch rower, competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics
- Henk Bleker (born 1953 in Onstwedde) a retired Dutch politician and jurist
- Sylvia Smit (born 1986 in Stadskanaal) a Dutch female footballer
- "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Stadskanaal. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 9501SZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- "Bielsko-Biała - Partner Cities". © 2008 Urzędu Miejskiego w Bielsku-Białej. Retrieved 2008-12-10.