province of the Netherlands
Groningen is a province in the Northeast of the Netherlands. At the east is the German region Lower Saxony, in the south is Drenthe, in the west is Friesland (or Fryslân in Frisian) and in the north is the Wadden Sea. About 587,000 people are living in Groningen (2021).
Groningen / Grunnen / Grönnen
|Coordinates: 53°15′N 6°44′E / 53.250°N 6.733°E|
|• Total||2,960 km2 (1,140 sq mi)|
|• Land||2,324 km2 (897 sq mi)|
|• Water||636 km2 (246 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||14 m (46 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||−2 m (−7 ft)|
|• Density||253/km2 (660/sq mi)|
The capital of Groningen is also called Groningen. People from Groningen often call Groningen City "stad" ("city") and the rest of the province "Ommelanden" (which means something like "surrounding lands").
Important sources of income are agriculture and natural gas extraction Slochteren.
Noticeable things in Groningen are the Gronings dialect, which is related to Low Saxon, and the strong support for the communist party in the Northeastern part of the province.
- Official website
- Website of the Capital City
- Alternative Website of the Capital City (Local Shops and Small Businesses)
- Map of Groningen
- Website of the University
- Website of the Polytechnic
- Map of Province Archived 2005-02-08 at the Wayback Machine