Medieval church of Rinsumageast
Location in Friesland
|o Body||Municipal council|
|o Mayor||Klaas Agricola|
|o Total||87.53 km2 (33.80 sq mi)|
|o Land||84.66 km2 (32.69 sq mi)|
|o Water||2.87 km2 (1.11 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|o Density||224/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
9067, 9100-9114, 9269-9272
|Area code||0511, 0519, 058|
The first time Dantumadiel is mentioned was in a document from 1242. At that time Dantumadiel, or Donthmadeil as it was then known, was a part of the Winninghe district, the northern part of Oostergo. The grietenij (municipality) Dantumadiel was led by a grietman (mayor) who was holding office in Rinsumageast and Dantumawâld. The Dutch Municipalities Act of 1851 (Dutch: Gemeentewet van 1851) abolished the grietenijen, which automatically became gemeenten (municipalities) headed by a mayor.
The Dantumadiel municipality is composed of 11 towns with a total of 19,030 inhabitants in 2014; the towns and their 2014 populations are listed in the table.
Source: Website Dantumadiel municipality
* Including Feanwâldsterwâl
De Grote Molen, Broeksterwâld, built in 1887
The Dantumadiel municipal government consists of a municipal council, board of aldermen and the mayor. Klaas Agricola, (Dutch Wiki) has been the mayor of Dantumadiel since December 2017.