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Canal through Midden-Drenthe
Canal through Midden-Drenthe
Flag of Midden-Drenthe
Coat of arms of Midden-Drenthe
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Midden-Drenthe in a municipal map of Drenthe
Location in Drenthe
Coordinates: 52°52?N 6°31?E / 52.867°N 6.517°E / 52.867; 6.517Coordinates: 52°52?N 6°31?E / 52.867°N 6.517°E / 52.867; 6.517
Established1 January 1998[1]
Renamed1 January 2000[2]
 o BodyMunicipal council
 o MayorMieke Damsma (D66)
 o Total345.87 km2 (133.54 sq mi)
 o Land340.51 km2 (131.47 sq mi)
 o Water5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Elevation14 m (46 ft)
(January 2019)[6]
 o Total33,178
 o Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
7938, 9410-9442
Area code0528, 0592, 0593
Gem-MiddenDrenthe-OpenTopo.jpg Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, June 2015

Midden-Drenthe (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. The municipality was created in 1998, in a merger of the former municipalities of Beilen, Smilde, and Westerbork. Between 1998 and 2000, the name of the municipality was Middenveld.

Population centres

Westerbork Synthese Radio Telescoop

The village of Westerbork gives its name to the Westerbork deportation and (later) concentration camp, located about 7 km north of the village, in the forests of Hooghalen.

The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) array was installed near the site of the camp in 1969.

Notable people

  • Carry van Bruggen (1881 in Smilde - 1932) a Dutch writer
  • Jacob Israël de Haan (1881 in Smilde - 1924 in Jerusalem) a Dutch-Jewish literary writer, jurist and journalist, killed by Haganah
  • Jan Hartman (1887 in Beilen - 1969) a Dutch fascist and collaborator during WWII
  • Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper (1890 in Smilde - 2005 in Hoogeveen) the oldest person ever from the Netherlands
  • Hans Heyting (1918 near Beilen - 1992) a Dutch poet, playwright, radio personality, children's book writer and painter
  • Henk Koning (1933 in Beilen - 2016) a Dutch politician
  • Martin van Hees (born 1964 in Beilen) a Dutch philosopher and academic
  • Eef van Breen (born 1978 in Westerbork) a Dutch jazz trumpeter, singer, arranger and composer



  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 1998" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 1998]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2000" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2000]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Leden college van burgemeester en wethouders" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Midden-Drenthe. Archived from the original on 16 April 2011. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Postcodetool for 9411NB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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