Sneek

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Sneek
Snits
City and former municipality
Gate Waterpoort
Gate Waterpoort
Flag of Sneek
Coat of arms of Sneek
Location of Sneek
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceFriesland
MunicipalitySúdwest-Fryslân
Area
(2006)
 • Total34.04 km2 (13.14 sq mi)
 • Land30.18 km2 (11.65 sq mi)
 • Water3.85 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2007)
 • Total33,115
 • Density1,097/km2 (2,840/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Sneek (Frisian: Snits) is a city in Friesland, in the Netherlands. In history, it is well known. The legendary warrior Pier Gerlofs Donia, fought a battle there. He is buried in the town in the Grote of Martinikerk. Since 2011, it has been part of the new municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân.