Wûnseradiel

Wûnseradiel is a former municipality in the Friesland province of the northern Netherlands, at the eastern end of the Afsluitdijk. The official (legal) name of the municipality is in the West Frisian language, though it is known as Wonseradeel (About this soundpronunciation ) in Dutch. In 2011 it was merged with the municipalities of Bolsward, Nijefurd, Sneek and Wymbritseradiel forming the new municipality Súdwest-Fryslân.[1]

Wonseradeel

Wûnseradiel
Former municipality
Flag of Wûnseradiel
Flag
Coat of arms of Wûnseradiel
Coat of arms
Location of Wonseradeel
Coordinates: 53°6′N 5°28′E / 53.100°N 5.467°E / 53.100; 5.467Coordinates: 53°6′N 5°28′E / 53.100°N 5.467°E / 53.100; 5.467
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceFryslân
MunicipalitySúdwest-Fryslân
Area
(2006)
 • Total317.68 km2 (122.66 sq mi)
 • Land158.50 km2 (61.20 sq mi)
 • Water159.18 km2 (61.46 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2007)
 • Total11,886
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Towns and villagesEdit

Allingawier, Arum, Burgwerd, Cornwerd, Dedgum, Exmorra, Ferwoude, Gaast, Hartwerd, Hichtum, Hieslum, Idsegahuizum, Kimswerd, Kornwerderzand, Lollum, Longerhouw, Makkum, Parrega, Piaam, Pingjum, Schettens, Schraard, Tjerkwerd, Witmarsum, Wons, Zurich.

HamletsEdit

Arkum, Atzeburen, Baarderburen, Baburen, Breezanddijk, De Blokken, Dijksterburen, Doniaburen, Eemswoude, Engwier, Exmorrazijl, Gooium, Grauwe Kat, Harkezijl, Hayum, Hemert, Idserdaburen, It Fliet, Jonkershuizen, Jousterp, Kampen, Kooihuizen, Koudehuizum, Rijtseterp, Scharneburen, Strand, Vierhuizen, Wonneburen

Famous inhabitantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.fusiesudwestfryslan.nl/ (dutch website from the municipality, stating: "Bolsward, Nijefurd, Sneek, Wûnseradiel and Wymbritseradiel are merged since 1 January 2011".)

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