Waadhoeke

Waadhoeke is a municipality of Friesland in the northern Netherlands. It was established 1 January 2018 and consists of the former municipalities of Franekeradeel, het Bildt, Menameradiel and parts of Littenseradiel, all four of which were dissolved on the same day. [1]

Waadhoeke
Franeker, het stadhuis RM15724 en het Planetarium RM15668 foto4 2017-06-18 11.19.jpg
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Images, from top down: Franeker town hall and planetarium,
Frisian handball in Franeker, church in Sint Jacobiparochie,
Museum Martena in Franeker, castle in Marssum
Flag of Waadhoeke
Flag
Coat of arms of Waadhoeke
Coat of arms
Location in Friesland
Location in Friesland
Coordinates: 53°11′N 5°32′E / 53.183°N 5.533°E / 53.183; 5.533Coordinates: 53°11′N 5°32′E / 53.183°N 5.533°E / 53.183; 5.533
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceFriesland
Established1 January 2018
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • BurgemeesterMarga Waanders (PvdA)
Area
 • Total315.26 km2 (121.72 sq mi)
 • Land284.86 km2 (109.99 sq mi)
 • Water30.4 km2 (11.7 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
Parts of 8800 and 9000 range
Area code0515, 0517, 0518, 058
Websitewww.waadhoeke.nl

The municipality is located in the province of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. Waadhoeke is bordered by Harlingen, Terschelling, Ferwerderadiel, Leeuwarden and Súdwest-Fryslân. The population in January 2019 was 46,133.[2] It is Friesland's sixth-most populous municipality. The largest population centre (2018 population, 12,793) is Franeker. The residents speak Dutch, West Frisian or Bildts (a dialect in the former municipality het Bildt).

EtymologyEdit

The municipality is named after the Wadden Sea (West Frisian: Waadsee). The municipality is a part or corner (West Frisian: hoeke) of the province of Friesland. [3]

Population centresEdit

 
Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Waadhoeke, January 2018

The municipality consists of 41 settlements of which Franeker is the seat of government.

Dutch name West Frisian name Population
Franeker Frjentsjer 12,793
Sint Annaparochie Sint-Anne 4,832
Dronrijp Dronryp 3,291
Menaldum Menaam 2,652
Berlikum Berltsum 2,513
Minnertsga Minnertsgea 1,763
Sexbierum Seisbierrum 1,721
Sint Jacobiparochie Sint-Jabik 1,702
Tzummarum Tsjummearum 1,373
Tzum Tsjom 1,138
Marssum Marsum 1,042
Winsum Winsum 1,025
Deinum Deinum 979
Oudebildtzijl Aldebiltsyl 974
Beetgumermolen Bitgummole 908
Beetgum Bitgum 804
Vrouwenparochie Froubuorren 697
Achlum Achlum 611
Oosterbierum Easterbierrum 517
Welsrijp Wjelsryp 460
Ried Rie 455
Boksum Boksum 400
Engelum Ingelum 385
Dongjum Doanjum 345
Nij Altoenae Nij Altena 327
Spannum Spannum 276
Westhoek De Westhoek 257
Herbaijum Hjerbeam 253
Peins Peins 241
Hitzum Hitsum 230
Wier Wier 201
Pietersbierum Pitersbierrum 140
Schalsum Skalsum 134
Zweins Sweins 119
Baijum Baaium 118
Schingen Skingen 114
Slappeterp Slappeterp 88
Blessum Blessum 86
Firdgum Furdgum 59
Boer Boer 41
Klooster-Lidlum Kleaster-Lidlum 40
Total 46,104

Source: Waadhoeke.nl[4]

Not including the village Ritsumazijl and also a small part of the village Alde Leie lays within in the municipality.

HamletsEdit

Within the municipality Waadhoeke there are the hamlets; 't Heechhout, Arkens, Barrum, Bonkwert, De Kampen, De Oasterein, De Puollen, De Vlaren, Doijum, Dykshoek, Dyksterhuzen, Fatum, Franjumerbourren, Hatsum, Holprijp, Kie, Kiesterzijl, Kingmatille, Kleaster Anjum, Koehoal, Koum, Laakwerd, Lutjelollum, Miedum, Nieuwebildtzijl, Oosthoek, Rewert (partially), Roptasyl (partially), Salverd, Skyldum, Sopsum, Stad Niks, Tallum, Teetlum, Tolsum, Tritzum, Tsjeppenbûr, Vrouwbuurtstermolen (partially), War, Weakens, Westerein and Zwarte Haan.

TransportationEdit

A section of the A31 bypasses the towns of Franeker and Dronryp.

The passenger train, operated by Arriva, provides passenger service on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway, with stops in Franeker, Dronryp and Deinum.

Van Harinxmakanaal is a major canal. It runs along the places Franeker, Dronryp and Deinum.

Notable peopleEdit

Public thinking & Public ServiceEdit

 
Jelle Zijlstra, 1980
 
Pia Dijkstra, 2010

ScienceEdit

 
Johan Sems, 1623

The ArtsEdit

 
Anna Maria van Schurman, 1649

SportEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke herindeling" [Municipal mergers]. rijksoverheid.nl (in Dutch). Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  2. ^ Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand [Population growth; regions per month], CBS Statline (in Dutch) CBS 28 Januari 2019. Retrieved on 15 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Waadhoeke-heeft-als-naam-alles-in-zich" [The name Waadhoeke has everything]. Franeker Courant (in Dutch). 11 November 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  4. ^ Kernen en inwoners waadhoeke.nl Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Amama, Sixtinus" . New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
  6. ^ "Hemsterhuis, François" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 13 (11th ed.). 1911.

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