Nieuwe Pekela

Nieuwe Pekela is a village in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is located in the municipality of Pekela, about 6 km southeast of Veendam.

Nieuwe Pekela
Nieuwe Pekela in 1968
Nieuwe Pekela
Location of Nieuwe Pekela in the province of Groningen
Coordinates: 53°4′43″N 6°57′51″E

Nieuwe Pekela was a separate municipality until 1990, when it merged with Oude Pekela to form the new municipality of Pekela.[1]

Famous people

Marcel Meijer (b. 1966), the mayor of the Danish island of Samso was born in Nieuwe Pekala.


  1. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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