Wierden

Wierden (pronunciation ; Tweants: Wierdn) is a town and a municipality in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel.

Wierden
Wierden city hall

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Coat of arms
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°21′N 6°36′E
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
Government
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorHenk Robben (CDA)
Area
  Total95.39 km2 (36.83 sq mi)
  Land94.77 km2 (36.59 sq mi)
  Water0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Elevation11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
  Total24,260
  Density256/km2 (660/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Wierdenaar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
7464–7469, 7640–7649
Area code0546, 0547, 0548
Websitewww.wierden.nl

The municipality of Wierden also includes the following towns, villages and townships: Enter, Hoge Hexel, IJpelo, Notter, Rectum (Wierden) Zuna.

The municipality has 10 primary schools and 1 secondary school. There are 2 soccer clubs, 2 tennis clubs and 1 volleyball club, this is only the top of the clubs. The village has 3 cemeteries in total of which, only one is currently in use. The mayor is Henk Robben, who is also the chair of the board of mayor and aldermen.

In midsummer the locally known, 3-day festival "WieZo" is held. Which starts on a Thursday and ends Saturdays. Every night there are 2 musical acts on the Binnenhof. On Saturday there is also the Wiezoloop. For some years the Wiezoloop has become an independent event, separate from the Wiezo, and is held the same year about 1 month earlier.

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Wierden is twinned with:

Since September 2010, the town council decided to stop the cooperation between the municipalities because of the high costs and too low benefit.

Notable residents

Sport

References

  1. "Wie zit er in het college van b&w?" [Who is member of the board of mayor and aldermen?] (in Dutch). Gemeente Wierden. Retrieved 2 April 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 7642EB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. IMDb Database retrieved 25 May 2019
  6. IMDb Database retrieved 25 May 2019


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