Veendam

Veendam (Dutch pronunciation: [veːnˈdɑm] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and municipality with a population of 27,752 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.

Veendam
Church in Veendam
Church in Veendam
Flag of Veendam
Flag
Coat of arms of Veendam
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Veendam in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°6′N 6°53′E / 53.100°N 6.883°E / 53.100; 6.883Coordinates: 53°6′N 6°53′E / 53.100°N 6.883°E / 53.100; 6.883
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorSipke Swierstra (VVD)
Area
 • Total78.68 km2 (30.38 sq mi)
 • Land76.00 km2 (29.34 sq mi)
 • Water2.68 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total27,491
 • Density362/km2 (940/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Veendammer
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
9630–9633, 9640–9648
Area code0598
Websitewww.veendam.nl

A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.

The municipality includes Westerdiepsterdallen, the smallest town in the Netherlands.

GeographyEdit

The population centres in the municipality are:

  • Bareveld
  • Borgercompagnie
  • Kibbelgaarn
  • Korte Akkers
  • Numero Dertien
  • Ommelanderwijk
  • Tripscompagnie
  • Veendam
  • Wildervank
  • Wildervanksterdallen
  • Zuidwending

International relationsEdit

Veendam has two sister cities:

SportsEdit

CyclingEdit

Veendam was the start place of stage 4b at the 2012 Energiewacht Tour and the finish place of stage 2 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour.

Sport clubsEdit

  • SC Veendam, former soccer club[6]
  • Flash Veendam, volleyball club[7]
  • NNZC Veendam, gliding club[8]

Notable residentsEdit

 
Hendrik de Cock, 1829
 
Renate Groenewold, 2007

SportEdit

TopographyEdit

 
2014 map of the municipality

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Veendam. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9641AW". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Zustersteden". Veendam. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  6. ^ SC Veendam - Soccer club
  7. ^ Flash Veendam - Volleyball club
  8. ^ NNZC Veendam - Gliding club

External linksEdit