Westerveld (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌʋɛstərˈvɛlt] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands.

Westerveld
Town of Dwingeloo
Town of Dwingeloo
Flag of Westerveld
Coat of arms of Westerveld
Highlighted position of Westerveld in a municipal map of Drenthe
Location in Drenthe
Coordinates: 52°52′N 6°19′E / 52.867°N 6.317°E / 52.867; 6.317Coordinates: 52°52′N 6°19′E / 52.867°N 6.317°E / 52.867; 6.317
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceDrenthe
Established1 January 1998[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRikus Jager (CDA)
Area
 • Total282.74 km2 (109.17 sq mi)
 • Land278.35 km2 (107.47 sq mi)
 • Water4.39 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Elevation8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[5]
 • Total19,348
 • Density70/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
Parts of 7000 and 8000 range
Area code0521, 0561
Websitegemeentewesterveld.nl

The municipality Westerveld was established in 1998 out of the municipalities of Diever, Dwingeloo, Havelte, and Vledder. Westerveld is crossed by a channel, the Drentsche Hoofdvaart. There are also two National Parks situated in the municipality, the Drents-Friese Wold and Dwingelerveld.

Population centresEdit

Dwingeloo is a town halfway between Meppel and Assen. The radio telescope of the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory is located on the edge of the Dwingeloo Heath, 3 km (2 mi) south of the village.

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Westerveld, 2013.

Notable peopleEdit

 
Hans Hugenholtz, 1961

SportEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 1998" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 1998]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Samenstelling van het college van burgemeester en wethouders" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Westerveld. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 7981EL". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 7 June 2019

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