Loppersum, Netherlands

Loppersum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɔpərsɵm] (listen)) is a village and municipality with a population of 10,174 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.

Loppersum
Defense tower of former Ewsum Castle

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Coat of arms
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°45′E
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Government
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorAlbert Rodenboog (CDA)
Area
  Total111.99 km2 (43.24 sq mi)
  Land111.04 km2 (42.87 sq mi)
  Water0.95 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
  Total9,800
  Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
Parts of 9900 range
Area code0596
Websitewww.loppersum.nl

Geography

Loppersum is located at 53°20′N 6°45′E in the province of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands.

The municipality is bordered by the municipalities of Eemsmond (north), Delfzijl (east), Appingedam (east), Slochteren (southeast), Ten Boer (south), and Bedum (southwest).

The population centres in the municipality are:

Government

The mayor of Loppersum is Albert Rodenboog of the Christian Democratic Appeal.[1] He was chosen as best local administrator by the professional magazine Binnenlands Bestuur in 2013.[5]

Monuments

The Petrus en Pauluskerk is a national heritage site (rijksmonument) in Loppersum.[6]

Of the borg of Ewsum in Middelstum a single defense tower remains today.[7]

Transportation

The Groningen–Delfzijl railway runs through the municipality from east to west with the railway stations of Stedum and Loppersum.[8]

Notable residents

References

  1. (in Dutch) College van B&W, Municipality of Loppersum. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 9919AH". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. (in Dutch) "Burgemeester Rodenboog (Loppersum) verkozen tot bestuurder 2013", Dagblad van het Noorden, 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  6. (in Dutch) Complex- of Monumentnummer: 26265 Archived 2014-03-07 at the Wayback Machine, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed. Retrieved on 22 August 2015.
  7. (in Dutch) Geschiedenis Borg Ewsum Archived 2015-08-13 at the Wayback Machine, Borgterrein Ewsum. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  8. (in Dutch) Overzicht van de spoorlijn Groningen-Delfzijl, Stationsweb. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
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