Stadskanaal

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Stadskanaal
Channel in Stadskanaal
Channel in Stadskanaal
Flag of Stadskanaal
Flag
Coat of arms of Stadskanaal
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Stadskanaal in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 52°59′N 6°57′E / 52.983°N 6.950°E / 52.983; 6.950Coordinates: 52°59′N 6°57′E / 52.983°N 6.950°E / 52.983; 6.950
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • Mayor-
Area
 • Total119.94 km2 (46.31 sq mi)
 • Land117.67 km2 (45.43 sq mi)
 • Water2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total31,789
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
9500–9509, 9580–9599, 9660–9661
Area code0599
Websitewww.stadskanaal.nl

Stadskanaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌstɑtskaːˈnaːl] (About this soundlisten)) is a city and municipality with a population of 32,715 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It was named after the canal Stadskanaal.

From 1800 until 1900 this area was ideal for its peat mining, and so the canal came to ship all the peat to Groningen, the capital of the province.

In the Gronings dialect the town is called "Knoal" and the locals are called "Knoalsters".

Geography[edit]

2014 map of the municipality

The population centres in the municipality are:

  • Alteveer
  • Barlage
  • Blekslage
  • Braamberg
  • Ceresdorp
  • Höchte
  • Holte
  • Horsten
  • Kopstukken
  • Mussel
  • Musselkanaal
  • Onstwedde
  • Oomsberg
  • Smeerling
  • Stadskanaal
  • Sterenborg
  • Ter Maarsch
  • Ter Wupping
  • Veenhuizen
  • Vledderhuizen
  • Vledderveen
  • Vosseberg
  • Wessinghuizen

International relations[edit]

Stadskanaal is twinned with

Gallery[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Sylvia Smit, 2008
  • Cornelis Dopper (1870 in Stadskanaal – 1939) a Dutch composer, conductor and teacher
  • Charles de Wolff (1932 in Mussel – 2011) a Dutch organist and conductor
  • Henk Wijngaard (born 1946 in Stadskanaal) a Dutch country singer
  • Henk Bleker (born 1953 in Onstwedde) a retired Dutch politician and jurist

Sport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Stadskanaal. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9501SZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Bielsko-Biała - Partner Cities". © 2008 Urzędu Miejskiego w Bielsku-Białej. Retrieved 2008-12-10.

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