Vlagtwedde [ˈvlɑχ.ˌtʋɛ.də] ( listen) is a municipality in the vera sootheast o Groningen province in the northeastren Netherlands wi seat o local govrenment in the commonty o Sellingen. It lees on the Dutch border wi the German state o Lawer Saxony tae the east.

Vlagtwedde
Municipality
Banner o Vlagtwedde
Banner
Coat o airms o Vlagtwedde
Coat airms
Location of Vlagtwedde
Coordinates: 53°02′N 7°07′E / 53.033°N 7.117°E / 53.033; 7.117
KintraNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Area
(2006)
 • Total170.51 km2 (65.83 sq mi)
 • Laund167.74 km2 (64.76 sq mi)
 • Water2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population
 (1 Januar 2007)
 • Total16,589
 • Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Population centresEedit

Abeltjeshuis, Bakovensmee, Barnflair, Borgertange, Borgerveld, Bourtange, Burgemeester Beinsdorp, De Bruil, Ellersinghuizen, Hanetange, Harpel, Hasseberg, Hebrecht, 't Heem, Jipsingboermussel, Jipsingboertange, Jipsinghuizen, Lammerweg, Laude, Lauderbeetse, Laudermarke, Lauderzwarteveen, Leemdobben, Maten, Munnekemoer, Over de Dijk, Overdiep, Pallert, Plaggenborg, Poldert, Renneborg, Rhederveld, Rijsdam, Roelage, 't Schot, Sellingen, Sellingerbeetse, Sellingerzwarteveen, Slegge, Stakenborg, Stobben, Ter Apel, Ter Apelkanaal, Ter Borg, Ter Haar, Ter Walslage, Ter Wisch, Veele, Veerste Veldhuis, Vlagtwedde, Vlagtwedder-Barlage, Vlagtwedder-Veldhuis, Weende, Weenderveld, Weite, Wessingtange, Wollingboermarke, Wollinghuizen, Zandberg an Zuidveld.

Acause o the lairge nummer o offeecial centres, the municipality haes five postal codes:

  • 9541 Vlagtwedde
  • 9545 Bourtange
  • 9551 Sellingen
  • 9561 Ter Apel
  • 9563 Ter Apelkanaal

Aw 60 veelages an hamlets in the municipality receivit their awn toun sign in 2008.

PoliticsEedit

The ceety cooncil o Vlagtwedde haes 17 seats. The table belaw gives poleetical pairty an seat coonts syne 1998.

Ceety cooncil seats
Party 1998 2002 2006 2010
PvdA 5 4 6 4
CDA 5 5 3 3
Local municipal interests 2 3 4 5
VVD 3 3 2 2
GreenLeft 1 1 1 2
ChristianUnion 1 1 1 1
Totaal 17 17 17 17

Public transportEedit

Vlagtwedde is servit bi several bus lines:

  • line 14: Stadskanaal-Alteveer-Vlagtwedde-Veele-Blijham-Winschoten
  • line 42: Emmen-Emmer Compascuum-Ter Apel
  • line 70: Ter Apel-Sellingen-Jipsinghuizen-Vlagwedde
  • line 72: Vlagtwedde-Bourtange
  • line 73: Emmen-Nieuw Weerdinge-Ter Apel-Ter Apelkanaal-Zandberg-Musselkanaal-Stadskanaal-Hoogezand-Groningen
  • buurtbus (community volunteer-driven bus) 92: Stadskanaal-Mussel-Jipsingbourtange-Jipsinghuizen-Sellingen

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Vlagtwedde is twinned wi:

Freemit airtinsEedit