Zuidhorn

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Zuidhorn
Municipality
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Coordinates: 53°15′N 6°24′E / 53.250°N 6.400°E / 53.250; 6.400
KintraNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Area
(2006)
 • Total128.37 km2 (49.56 sq mi)
 • Land125.62 km2 (48.50 sq mi)
 • Water2.75 km2 (1.06 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2008)
 • Tot18 374
 • Density146/km2 (380/sq mi)
 Source: Gemeente Zuidhorn (in Dutch)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Zuidhorn ([ˈzœy̆tɦɔrn] ( listen)) is a municipality an a toun in the northeastren Netherlands. Due tae a municipal reoganisation in 1990, Zuidhorn wis extendit whan it mergit wi, tho no pheesically connectit tae Oldehove, Grijpskerk an Aduard. It is a pleasant toun, which depends lairgely on the ceety o Groningen. A railwey line, operatit bi Arriva, connects the toun wi Leeuwarden in Friesland an Groningen.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Zuidhorn haes twa train stations: Zuidhorn and Grijpskerk. At least ance an oor a train runs atween Groningen an Leeuwarden. On weekdays, trains stop twice an hour in Zuidhorn. Till 1991 thare uised tae be a third station on this line, Visvliet.

Natur[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the centre o Zuidhorn, lees a lairge, pairtly firthit pairk cried "Johan Smit Park". It affers a wide variety o recreation, open tae the public, based on trails. The "Quick Siller S" is the main sport hawl, hostin mony activities such as a runnin clubs, an ither sports. Nearbi, the pairk haes numerous soccer fields an a playgrund. For maist o the year, docile heichland cattle roam the pairk.

Wierden[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare is a dence concentration o terps, better kent as wierden, airtificial dwellin hills, in the aurie Middag-Humsterland. In 1995, this collection o wierden wis submittit tae UNESCO's leet o Warld Heritage Steids. The property is currently on the tentative leet.[1][2]

Population centres[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aalsum, Aduard, Balmahuizen, Barnwerd, Briltil, De Kampen, De Poffert, De Ruigewaard, Den Ham, Den Horn, Diepswal, Electra, Englum, Fransum, Frytum, Gaaikemadijk, Gaaikemaweer, Gaarkeuken, Grijpskerk, Heereburen, Hoekje, Hoogemeeden, Humsterland, Ikum, Kenwerd, Kommerzijl, Korhorn, Lagemeeden, Lammerburen, Lauwerzijl, Niehove, Nieuwklap, Niezijl, Noorderburen, Noordhorn, Noordhornerga, Noordhornertolhek, Okswerd, Oldehove, Pama, Pieterzijl, Ruigezand, Saaksum, Selwerd, Spanjaardsdijk, Steentil, Visvliet, Wierumerschouw an Zuidhorn.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Tentative List for the Netherlands. The World Heritage Platform. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.
  2. Middag and Humsterland. UNESCO Warld Heritage Centre. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.

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