Veendam

Veendam (Dutch pronunciation: [veːnˈdɑm] (listen)) is a town and municipality with a population of 27,752 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.

Veendam
Church in Veendam

Flag

Coat of arms
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°6′N 6°53′E
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Government
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorSipke Swierstra (VVD)
Area
  Total78.68 km2 (30.38 sq mi)
  Land76.07 km2 (29.37 sq mi)
  Water2.61 km2 (1.01 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
  Total27,497
  Density361/km2 (930/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Veendammer
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
9630–9633, 9640–9648
Area code0598
Websitewww.veendam.nl

A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.

The municipality includes Westerdiepsterdallen, the smallest town in the Netherlands.

Geography

The population centres in the municipality are:

  • Bareveld
  • Borgercompagnie
  • Kibbelgaarn
  • Korte Akkers
  • Numero Dertien
  • Ommelanderwijk
  • Tripscompagnie
  • Veendam
  • Wildervank
  • Wildervanksterdallen
  • Zuidwending

International relations

Veendam has two sister cities:

Sports

Cycling

Veendam was the start place of stage 4b at the 2012 Energiewacht Tour and the finish place of stage 2 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour.

Sport clubs

  • SC Veendam, former soccer club[6]
  • Flash Veendam, volleyball club[7]
  • NNZC Veendam, gliding club[8]

Notable residents

Sport

Topography

References

  1. "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Veendam. Retrieved 5 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 9641AW". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 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. "Zustersteden". Veendam. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  6. SC Veendam - Soccer club
  7. Flash Veendam - Volleyball club
  8. NNZC Veendam - Gliding club
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