Westerkwartier

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Westerkwartier
Flag of Westerkwartier
Coat of arms of Westerkwartier
Highlighted position of Westerkwartier in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°13′30″N 6°21′10″E / 53.22500°N 6.35278°E / 53.22500; 6.35278Coordinates: 53°13′30″N 6°21′10″E / 53.22500°N 6.35278°E / 53.22500; 6.35278
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Established1 January 2019[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorArd van der Tuuk
Area
 • Total368.87 km2 (142.42 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2019)[3]
 • Total63,031
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
9351, 9354–9356, 9359, 9361–9367, 9801, 9804–9805, 9811–9812, 9821–9822, 9824–9825, 9827–9828, 9831–9833, 9841–9845, 9861–9866, 9881–9886, 9891–9893
Area code0594
Websitewww.westerkwartier.nl

Westerkwartier is a municipality in the province of Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2019, 63,031 people lived there.

It was created on 1 January 2019 from the former municipalities of Grootegast, Leek, Marum, Zuidhorn and partly Winsum.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2019". CBS (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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