Dongeradeel (pronunciation (help·info), West Frisian: Dongeradiel) is a former municipality in the northern Netherlands. In 2019 it merged with the municipalities of Ferwerderadiel and Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland to form the new municipality Noardeast-Fryslân.
Canal through Dokkum
Location in Friesland
|Established||1 January 1984|
|• Total||266.92 km2 (103.06 sq mi)|
|• Land||167.21 km2 (64.56 sq mi)|
|• Water||99.71 km2 (38.50 sq mi)|
|Elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Dongeradeel was created in 1984 from the merging of the old municipalities Westdongeradeel, Oostdongeradeel, and Dokkum.
Aalsum, Anjum, Bornwird, Brantgum, Dokkum, Ee, Engwierum, Foudgum, Hantum, Hantumeruitburen, Hantumhuizen, Hiaure, Holwerd, Jouswier, Lioessens, Metslawier, Moddergat, Morra, Nes, Niawier, Oosternijkerk, Oostmahorn, Oostrum, Paesens, Raard, Ternaard, Waaxens, Wetsens, Wierum.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Dongeradeel, June 2015.
- Ritske Jelmera (1383 in Ternaard - 1450) a Frisian chieftain who ruled the island of Ameland
- Johannes Phocylides Holwarda (1618 in Holwerd — 1651) a Frisian astronomer, physician, philosopher and academic
- Hans Willem van Aylva (ca.1633 in Holwerd - 1691) a Dutch soldier
- Balthasar Bekker (1634 in Metslawier – 1698) a Dutch minister and author of philosophical and theological works opposing superstition
- Nienke van Hichtum (1860 in Nes, Dongeradeel – 1939) a Frisian Dutch children's author
- Willem van der Woude (1876 in Oosternijkerk – 1974) a Dutch mathematician and academic
- Meindert DeJong (1906 in Wierum – 1991) a Dutch-born American writer of children's books
- Lou Dijkstra (1909 in Paesens – 1964) a Dutch speed skater, competed in the 1936 Winter Olympics
- Theo Hiddema (born 1944 in Holwerd) a Dutch lawyer, media personality and politician
- Sybe I. Rispens (born 1969 in Dokkum) a Dutch writer, scientist and entrepreneur
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