Midden-Groningen

Midden-Groningen is a municipality with a population of 60,953 in the province of Groningen, Netherlands.[1] The municipality was formed by the merger of former municipalities of Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Slochteren and Menterwolde on January 1, 2018 in the context of the municipal redivision in the province of Groningen 2013-2018. [2]

Midden-Groningen

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Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°11′4.999″N 6°48′40.000″E
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Government
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorRein Munniksma (acting) (PvdA)
Population
 (January 2018)[1]
  Total60,953
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0598
Websitewww.midden-groningen.nl

The municipality consists of the following neighborhoods (buurten or buurtschappen) and hamlets (gehuchten):

  • Achterdiep, Beneden Veensloot, Blokum, Borgercompagnie (partly), Borgweg, Boven Veensloot, Denemarken, Duurkenakker, Foxholsterbosch, Gaarland, Heidenschap, Jagerswijk, Kalkwijk, Klein Harkstede, Kleinemeer, Korengarst, Lageland, Leentjer, Luddeweer, Lula, Martenshoek, Meerwijck, Nieuwe Compagnie, Oostwold, De Paauwen, Ruiten, Schaaphok, Spitsbergen, Stootshorn, Tripscompagnie (partly), Tusschenloegen, Tussenklappen, Uiterburen, Veendijk, Wilderhof, Wolfsbarge, Woudbloem and De Zanden.

The neighborhood of Meerstad, which belonged to the former municipality of Slochteren, was added to the municipality of Groningen on 1 January 2017 and therefore did not participate in the merger.

Naming

On 15 March 2016, the new name for the merged municipality was announced in the village center of Zuidbroek. Midden-Groningen was opted out by the residents among two other nominees - Hogewolden and Woldmeren - with 48 percent of the votes.[3] On 26 April 2016, the name was confirmed by the three municipal councils.

References

  1. "Regionale kerncijfers Nederland" [Regional Key Figures for the Netherlands]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2018" [Municipal redivision on 1 January 2018] (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. van Kelckhoven, Louis (15 March 2016). "Midden-Groningen: de nieuwe naam voor Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Slochteren en Menterwolde" [Midden-Groningen: the new name for Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Slochteren and Menterwolde]. DvhN (in Dutch). Groningen. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
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