Wedde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɛdə]) is a village in the municipality Westerwolde in the province Groningen in the Netherlands. It is located 9 km southeast of Winschoten.

Wedde
Red brick tower and ship with grey tile roofs
Church of Wedde in 2008
Wedde is located in Groningen (province)
Wedde
Wedde
Location in the province of Groningen the Netherlands
Coordinates: 53°4′10″N 7°4′45″E / 53.06944°N 7.07917°E / 53.06944; 7.07917Coordinates: 53°4′10″N 7°4′45″E / 53.06944°N 7.07917°E / 53.06944; 7.07917
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
MunicipalityWesterwolde
Population
 (1 January 2017)
 • Total585[1]
Postal code
9698[2]
Area code(s)0597[3]
ISO 3166 codeNL-GR

HistoryEdit

Wedde was a separate municipality until 1968, when it was merged with Bellingwolde to form Bellingwedde.[4] The new name Bellingwedde is a contraction of Bellingwolde and Wedde. In 2018, it became part of the new municipality of Westerwolde.

GeographyEdit

Wedde is located at 53°4′12″N 7°4′34″E / 53.07000°N 7.07611°E / 53.07000; 7.07611 (53.07, 7.08) centeṛ̣ west of the municipality Westerwolde, in the east of the province Groningen, in the northeast of the Netherlands. Wedde is an administrative neighbourhood (Dutch: buurt) in the district (Dutch: wijk) of Blijham.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2017, Wedde has a population of 585.[1]

CultureEdit

The Wedderborg is a borg (castle) in the village.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b CBS Statline
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Resultaten voor "Wedde,", Postcode.nl. Retrieved on 26 January 2014.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Netnummer zoeken, Telefoonboek.nl. Retrieved on 26 January 2014.
  4. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.

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