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Leeuwarden

capital city of Friesland, the Netherlands

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.

Leeuwarden

Ljouwert  (West Frisian)
Former weigh house in Leeuwarden
Former weigh house in Leeuwarden
Flag of Leeuwarden
Flag
Coat of arms of Leeuwarden
Coat of arms
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
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceFriesland (Fryslân)
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorFerd Crone (PvdA)
Area
 • Municipality166.99 km2 (64.48 sq mi)
 • Land151.70 km2 (58.57 sq mi)
 • Water15.29 km2 (5.90 sq mi)
Elevation3.2 m (10.5 ft)
Highest elevation
5.2 m (17.1 ft)
Lowest elevation
1.9 m (6.2 ft)
Population
 (Municipality, August 2017; Urban and Metro, May 2014)[4][5]
 • Municipality108,583
 • Density716/km2 (1,850/sq mi)
 • Urban
108,254
 • Metro
174,724
Demonym(s)Leeuwarder
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
8900–8941
Area code058
Websitewww.leeuwarden.nl

ReferencesEdit

  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" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  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. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.