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Ljouwert  (West Frisian)
Former weigh house in Leeuwarden
Former weigh house in Leeuwarden
Flag of Leeuwarden
Coat of arms of Leeuwarden
Highlighted position of Leeuwarden in a municipal map of Friesland
Location of the municipality (green) in the province of Friesland (dark grey) in the Netherlands (light grey)
Coordinates: 53°12′N 5°47′E / 53.200°N 5.783°E / 53.200; 5.783Coordinates: 53°12′N 5°47′E / 53.200°N 5.783°E / 53.200; 5.783
ProvinceFriesland (Fryslân)
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorFerd Crone (PvdA)
 • Municipality255.62 km2 (98.70 sq mi)
 • Land238.38 km2 (92.04 sq mi)
 • Water17.24 km2 (6.66 sq mi)
Elevation3.2 m (10.5 ft)
Highest elevation
5.2 m (17.1 ft)
Lowest elevation
1.9 m (6.2 ft)
 (Municipality, January 2019; Urban and Metro, May 2014)[4][5]
 • Municipality123,107
 • Density516/km2 (1,340/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code058

Leeuwarden is a city in the north of the Netherlands. It has about 110,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of a part of the Netherlands where a lot of people speak Frisian. The name of that province is Friesland. Leeuwarden is called Ljouwert in Frisian.

On 1 January 2014, Boarnsterhim is a part of the municipality of Leeuwarden. On 1 January 2018, it was enlarged by Leeuwarderadeel and parts of the former municipality of Littenseradiel.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Burgemeester drs. Ferd. J.M. Crone" [Mayor Ferd. J.M. Crone MA] (in Dutch). Gemeente Leeuwarden. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. "Postcodetool for 8911DH". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; Regionale kerncijfers Nederland" [Regional core figures Netherlands]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2021.