Westerkwartier (municipality)

Westerkwartier (West Frisian: Westerkertier) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Groningen.

Westerkwartier
Flag of Westerkwartier
Coat of arms of Westerkwartier
Highlighted position of Westerkwartier in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°13′30″N 6°21′10″E / 53.22500°N 6.35278°E / 53.22500; 6.35278Coordinates: 53°13′30″N 6°21′10″E / 53.22500°N 6.35278°E / 53.22500; 6.35278
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorArd van der Tuuk (PvdA)
Area
 • Total368.87 km2 (142.42 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2019)[2]
 • Total63,031
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.westerkwartier.nl Edit this at Wikidata

The municipality was formed on 1 January 2019, by the merger of the municipalities of Grootegast, Leek, Marum, Zuidhorn and partly Winsum.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2019". CBS (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 November 2019.

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