Het Hogeland

Het Hogeland is a municipality in the north of the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.

Het Hogeland

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Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°24′49″N 6°40′38″E
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Established1 January 2019
Government
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorHenk Jan Bolding (CDA)
Area
  Total907.63 km2 (350.44 sq mi)
  Land485.72 km2 (187.54 sq mi)
  Water421.91 km2 (162.90 sq mi)
Population
 (July 2019)
  Total47,861
Websitehethogeland.nl

History

The municipality of Het Hogeland was established on 1 January 2019 by merging the municipalities of Bedum, De Marne, Eemsmond and Winsum.

Geography

Het Hogeland is located at 53°25′N 6°41′E in the north of the province of Groningen and in the northeast of the Netherlands.

The population centers in the municipality are: Broek, Eemshaven, Eenrum, Ellerhuizen, Eppenhuizen, Hornhuizen, Houwerzijl, Kantens, Kleine Huisjes, Kloosterburen, Kruisweg, Lauwersoog, Leens, Mensingeweer, Molenrij, Niekerk, Noordwolde, Oldenzijl, Onderdendam, Oosteinde, Oosternieland, Oudeschip, Pieterburen, Roodeschool, Rottum, Schouwerzijl, Startenhuizen, Stitswerd, Uithuizen, Uithuizermeeden, Ulrum, Usquert, Vierhuizen, Warfhuizen, Warffum, Wehe-den Hoorn, Westerdijkshorn, Westernieland, Zandeweer, Zoutkamp, Zuidwolde and Zuurdijk.

Government

Henk Jan Bolding of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) is mayor of Het Hogeland.

Transportation

The Sauwerd–Roodeschool railway connects the railway stations Warffum, Usquert, Uithuizen, Uithuizermeeden, and Roodeschool to the Groningen railway station and the rest of the Dutch railway network.

Notable people

References

  1. IMDb Database retrieved 10 August 2019
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