Ulrum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɵlrɵm]) is a village in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is located in the municipality of Het Hogeland.

Ulrum
Ulrum in c. 2006
Ulrum in c. 2006
Ulrum is located in Groningen (province)
Ulrum
Ulrum
Location of Ulrum in the province of Groningen
Coordinates: 53°21.54′N 6°19.99′E / 53.35900°N 6.33317°E / 53.35900; 6.33317Coordinates: 53°21.54′N 6°19.99′E / 53.35900°N 6.33317°E / 53.35900; 6.33317
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
MunicipalityHet Hogeland
Area
 • Total28.48 km2 (11.00 sq mi)
Elevation3.4 m (11.2 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total1,305
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Postal code
9971[1]
Dialing code0596

HistoryEdit

The first time the town was named was as Uluringhem in the 11th century.

Ulrum is sited on two mounds. On the eastern one stands the Romano-Gothic church of Ulrum (built at the end of the 12th century), on the western mound stood the Asingaborg. Ulrum was once a thriving village with many tradesmen and small businesses. Now only agricultural activity remains.

Ulrum was a separate municipality until 1990, when it merged with Eenrum, Kloosterburen, and Leens. The new municipality was called Ulrum at first, but was renamed to De Marne in 1992.[3]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 April 2022. two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 9971AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Ulrum at Wikimedia Commons