Stadskanaal

Stadskanaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌstɑtskaːˈnaːl] (listen)) is a town and municipality with a population of 32,715 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It was named after the canal Stadskanaal.

Stadskanaal
Channel in Stadskanaal

Flag

Coat of arms
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 52°59′N 6°57′E
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Government
  BodyMunicipal council
  Mayor-
Area
  Total119.94 km2 (46.31 sq mi)
  Land117.67 km2 (45.43 sq mi)
  Water2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
  Total32,232
  Density274/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
9500–9509, 9580–9599, 9660–9661
Area code0599
Websitewww.stadskanaal.nl

From 1800 until 1900 this area was ideal for its peat mining, and so the canal came to ship all the peat to Groningen, the capital of the province.

In the Gronings dialect the town is called "Knoal" and the locals are called "Knoalsters".

Geography

The population centres in the municipality are:

  • Alteveer
  • Barlage
  • Blekslage
  • Braamberg
  • Ceresdorp
  • Höchte
  • Holte
  • Horsten
  • Kopstukken
  • Mussel
  • Musselkanaal
  • Onstwedde
  • Oomsberg
  • Smeerling
  • Stadskanaal
  • Sterenborg
  • Ter Maarsch
  • Ter Wupping
  • Veenhuizen
  • Vledderhuizen
  • Vledderveen
  • Vosseberg
  • Wessinghuizen

International relations

Stadskanaal is twinned with

Notable people

References

  1. "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Stadskanaal. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 9501SZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. "Bielsko-Biała - Partner Cities". © 2008 Urzędu Miejskiego w Bielsku-Białej. Retrieved 2008-12-10.


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