Church in Veendam
Location in Groningen
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Sipke Swierstra (VVD)|
|• Total||78.68 km2 (30.38 sq mi)|
|• Land||76.00 km2 (29.34 sq mi)|
|• Water||2.68 km2 (1.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Density||362/km2 (940/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The municipality includes Westerdiepsterdallen, the smallest town in the Netherlands.
The population centres in the municipality are:
Veendam has two sister cities:
- Hendrik de Cock (1801–1842) a Dutch minister responsible for the 1834 Dutch Reformed Church split
- Anthony Winkler Prins (1817 in Voorst – 1908) a Dutch writer, chief editor of the Winkler Prins encyclopedia.
- Herman Mees (1880–1964) was a Dutch artist, portrait painter, watercolorist and academic
- Herman Johannes Lam (1892–1977) a Dutch botanist
- Addeke Hendrik Boerma (1912–1992) the first Executive Director of the World Food Programme 1962-1967
- Gerda Geertens (born 1955 in Wildervank) a Dutch composer
- Bert Romp (1958–2018) a Dutch equestrian, gold medallist at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Janette Bouman (born 1964) a Dutch-born Kazakhstani dressage rider
- Rick Slor (born 1971) a retired professional footballer with 509 club caps
- Anneke Venema (born 1971) a retired rower, silver medallist at the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Linda Moes (born 1971) a former breaststroke swimmer, competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- Peter Windt (born 1973) a Dutch former field hockey player
- Renate Groenewold (born 1976) a Dutch former long track speed skater, silver medallist at both the 2002 and the 2006 Winter Olympics
- Henk Grol (born 1985 in Winschoten) a Dutch judoka, bronze medallist at both the 2008 and the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Jeroen Zoet (born 1991) a Dutch professional football goalkeeper with over 250 club caps
- "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Veendam. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
- "Postcodetool for 9641AW". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- "Zustersteden". Veendam. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
- SC Veendam - Soccer club
- Flash Veendam - Volleyball club
- NNZC Veendam - Gliding club
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