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.

Channel in Stadskanaal


Coat of arms
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 52°59′N 6°57′E
  BodyMunicipal council
  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)
 (August 2017)[4]
  Density274/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
9500–9509, 9580–9599, 9660–9661
Area code0599

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".


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


  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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