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Coordinates: 53.20° N 5.79° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Leeuwarden

Location municipality Leeuwarden Location of Leeuwarden (from nl:wikipedia) Created by User:Mtcv, vrij te gebruiken = freely usable. ...

Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Coordinates 53.20° N 5.79° E
Area 84.10 km²
- Land 79.74 km²
- Water 4.36 km²
Population (2006) 91,817
- Density 1,150/km²

Leeuwarden (pronunciation (help· info), Frisian: Ljouwert) is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Friesland. It is situated in the north of the country. The modern day Netherlands are divided into twelve provinces (provincies in Dutch), listed below with their capital city: Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also the ranked list of Dutch provinces // Structure A Dutch province represents the administrative layer in between the national government and the... Capital Leeuwarden Queens Commissioner drs. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Image File history File links 453_Leeuwarden. ... Frisian is a Germanic group of closely related languages, spoken by about half a million members of Frisian ethnic groups living on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Capital Leeuwarden Queens Commissioner drs. ...

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Population centres

Goutum, Hempens, Leeuwarden, Lekkum, Miedum, Snakkerburen, Swichum, Teerns, Wirdum and Wytgaard. This is a city located to the south of Leeuwarden. ...


The city of Leeuwarden

History

Citizens of Leeuwarden welcoming units of the Canadian Army, 16 April 1945

The area has been occupied since the 10th century (although recently, remains of houses dating back to the 2nd century AD were discovered during a dig near the Oldehove), and was granted a town chart in 1435. Situated along the Middelzee, it was an active trade centre, until the waterway dried out in the 15th century. In 1901 the city had a population of 32,203. Image File history File links Crowd_welcoming_the_Stormont,_Dundas_and_Glengarry_Highlanders_of_Canada_to_Leeuwarden. ... Image File history File links Crowd_welcoming_the_Stormont,_Dundas_and_Glengarry_Highlanders_of_Canada_to_Leeuwarden. ... Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LF) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... The 2nd century is the period from 101 - 200 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... De Oldehove is an unfinished church tower in the medieval centre of the Dutch city of Leeuwarden (Stenvert, 2000). ... For other uses, see number 1435. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Famous natives of Leeuwarden include stadtholder William IV of Orange, graphic artist M. C. Escher, and dancer-spy Mata Hari, as well as Dr. N.H. Gootjes, Professor of Dogmatics at the Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. A stadtholder (Dutch: stadhouder meaning place holder, a Germanic parallel to Latin locum tenens or French lieutenant), means an official who is appointed by the legal ruling Monarch to represent him in a country, and may have a mandate to govern it in his name, in the latter case roughly... William IV, Prince of Orange, stadtholder of The Netherlands (May 4, 1711–October 22, 1751), was born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. ... Hand with Reflecting Sphere (Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror), 1935. ... Mata Hari, exotic dancer and convicted spy, made her name synonymous with femme fatale during World War I. For the Indonesian supermarket/department store chain, see Matahari. ...


During World War II, after extensive occupation by the German forces, on April 15th, 1945, the Royal Canadian Dragoons, disobeying direct orders, gallantly charged into the heavily defended village and defeated the Germans, who were driven out by the next day. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian... The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) is an armoured dragoon regiment of the Canadian Army. ...


Governmentio!

Leeuwarden, as capital of the province of Friesland, is seat of the provincial authorities. Capital Leeuwarden Queens Commissioner drs. ...


Sights

Well-known buildings in the city centre include the Kanselarij (the former chancellery), the Waag (old trade centre of the city), the church of St. Bonifatius and the leaning tower Oldehove. One of the eye catchers in the city centre is the ‘Achmea building’ (it belongs to Achmea insurance) which is near the train station. The Achmea is the highest building in the city. De Oldehove is an unfinished church tower in the medieval centre of the Dutch city of Leeuwarden (Stenvert, 2000). ...


Leeuwarden is also the site of the country's largest cattle market, and on Ascension Day, the largest flower market in the Netherlands is held here. For other meanings see Ascension (disambiguation) The Ascension is one of the great feasts in the Christian liturgical calendar, and commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into Heaven forty days after his resurrection from the dead. ...


Education

Leeuwarden has a number of reputed technical schools (HBO in Dutch), such as the Van Hall Instituut (agricultural and life sciences), the Christelijke Hogeschool Nederland (economical and educational studies) and the Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden (any mainstream study). The Van Hall Instituut is a University of Professional Education for Agriculture, Food Technology, and Environmental and Animal Sciences. ...


Although the city has no university, several dependencies are located here, including the Universiteit Twente and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. About 16.000 students, among them an increasing number of foreign students, study at technical schools. Besides higher education, the city is also home to two regional vocational schools (MBO): the Friese Poort and Friesland College. art on the campus Universiteit Twente is a university located in Enschede, Netherlands. ... Front of the main building of the University of Groningen The University of Groningen (Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen or RuG) is a university in Groningen, Netherlands. ...


Sports

Leeuwarden holds the celebrated Elfstedentocht, a 200km-long speed skating race, whenever canals freeze. It last happened in January 1997, preceded by 1985 and 1986. The city's local soccer team, Cambuur Leeuwarden plays in the 1st Division of the professional Dutch soccer league. In the season 2005/06, the club nearly escaped from a bankrupt. Its Cambuurstadion opened in 1995. The Elfstedentocht, or Eleven-cities Tour is a speed skating competition and leisure skating tour held irregularly in the province of Friesland, Netherlands. ... Short track speed skaters racing through a curve. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cambuur Leeuwarden, formed on June 19, 1964, is a Dutch football club, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Famous people from Leeuwarden

Saskia van Uylenburg (1612 - June 14, 1642) was the wife of Rembrandt van Rijn. ... J. Slauerhoff circa 1928. ... Johannes Henricus Gerardus Jansen (9 May 1868 - 6 February 1936) was a former Archbishop of Utrecht and Roman Catholic Primate of Netherlands. ... Self portrait, 1943¹ Maurits Cornelis Escher (Leeuwarden, June 17, 1898 - Laren, March 27, 1972) was a Dutch artist most known for his woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints, which tend to feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, and tessellations. ... Mata Hari, exotic dancer and convicted spy, made her name synonymous with femme fatale during World War I. For the Indonesian supermarket/department store chain, see Matahari. ... François Haverschmidt. ... Pieter Jelles Troelstra (1860-1930) was a Dutch politician active in the socialist workers movement. ... Willem van Haren (1710-1768) was a Dutch poet. ... Cornelis Adriaan Lobry van Troostenburg de Bruyn ( Leeuwarden, January 1, 1857 - Amsterdam, July 23, 1904) was a chemist from the Netherlands. ...

Transport

Train routes with starting number of the train number series: // Train routes by timetable number Train routes in the Netherlands are identified by numbers. ...

This article is about the city in the Netherlands; there is also a region known as (the) Hague in France. ... Rotterdam Location Coat of arms The coat of arms reads Sterker door Strijd, i. ... Boroughs of Groningen Groningen is the capital city of the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. ... Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Schiphol Airport Schiphol (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Demonym Amsterdammer Coordinates Website www. ... Boroughs of Groningen Groningen is the capital city of the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. ... Nijefurd is a municipality in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland. ... Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. ... Boroughs of Groningen Groningen is the capital city of the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. ...

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Friesland (Fryslân) Province

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