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Sneek
Snits
Official flag of Sneek
Flag
Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033, 5.667
Country Netherlands
Province Fryslân
Area (2006)
 - Total 34.04 km² (13.1 sq mi)
 - Land 30.18 km² (11.7 sq mi)
 - Water 3.85 km² (1.5 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 - Total 33,115
 - Density 1,097/km² (2,841.2/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sneek (pronunciation ; West Frisian: Snits) is a municipality and a city in the province of Friesland (Fryslân) in the northern Netherlands. Image File history File links Sneek_flag. ... Image File history File links LocatieSneek. ... Capital Leeuwarden Queens Commissioner drs. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Statistics Netherlands is a Dutch governmental institution that gathers statistical information about the Netherlands. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... Image File history File links 464_Sneek. ... The West Frisian language (Frysk) is a language spoken mostly in the province of Fryslân in the north of the Netherlands. ... 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. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Capital Leeuwarden Queens Commissioner drs. ...


Population centres

  • Loënga (59)
  • Offingawier (173)
  • Sneek (31,614)
  • Ysbrechtum (665)

(Population as of January 1, 2002) Sneek (Frisian Snits) is a municipality and a city in Fryslân in the northern Netherlands. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Sneek

Waterpoort (front)
Waterpoort (front)
Waterpoort (back)
Waterpoort (back)

Sneek received city rights in 1456. The city is well known for its Waterpoort (lit. Water gate) and the Sneekweek, a yearly sailing festival. Sneek is one of the eleven cities of the Elfstedentocht. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,592 × 1,944 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,592 × 1,944 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,592 × 1,944 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,592 × 1,944 pixels, file size: 1. ... City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... // Events July 7 - Joan of Arc acquitted (but she had already been executed). ... The Waterpoort in Sneek The Waterpoort or Hoogendster Pijp is a water gate, one of two still present in Europe. ... The Elfstedentocht, or Eleven-cities Tour is a speed skating competition and leisure skating tour held irregularly in the province of Friesland, Netherlands. ...


This quaint little city has a wonderful shopping center that is walker and biker friendly. There are high end clothing stores, nice restaurants, bars, music stores, cafes, and neat little coffee shops and an old fashion candy store.


External links

  • Official Website
  • Official Website of the Sneekweek sailing event


  Results from FactBites:
 
Sneek - LoveToKnow 1911 (130 words)
SNEEK, a town in the province of Friesland, Holland, to the west of Sneek lake, 14 m by rail S.S.W. of Leeuwarden, with which it is also connected by canal.
Sneek is one of the great butter and cheese markets of the province.
The horse-fair of Sneek is widely attended, and there is a considerable activity in trade and shipping.
1987 Sneek Peek - Hasbro G.I. Joe Toy Action Figure (1175 words)
Sneek Peek was the catalyst on that mission.
Sneek Peek, though, was afforded no such background accentuation and became a figure that collectors neglected.
Sneek Peek's paint wears easily and is often scuffed or scratched in a variety of places.
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