Winsum (Aboot this soondpronunciation ) is a municipality an a toun in the northeastren Netherlands.

Winsum
Municipality
Banner o Winsum
Banner
Coat o airms o Winsum
Coat airms
Location of Winsum
Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°31′E / 53.333°N 6.517°E / 53.333; 6.517
KintraNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Area
(2006)
 • Total102.53 km2 (39.59 sq mi)
 • Laund101.09 km2 (39.03 sq mi)
 • Water1.44 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
Population
 (1 Januar 2007)
 • Total14,001
 • Density139/km2 (360/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The toun o Winsum wis offeecially establisht in 1057 as the fusion o three historic veelages: Obergum (North), Winsum (centre) an Bellingeweer (Sooth). The majority o the toun's 8,000 inhabitants commute tae the nearbi ceety roningen.

The toun boasts twa tradeetional Dutch wind mills, twa historic kirks, twa canals, an ane o the Netherlands' auldest taverns. The twa mills, "De Ster" ("The Starn") an "De Vriendschap" ("The Friendship") wur built in 1851 an 1801 respectively. The biggin that the tavern "De Gouden Karper" ("The Gowden Carp") nou occupees haes been in uise as a tavern syne the 16t century, an is the auldest (unverifee'd) in the Netherlands.

Winsum is a sister ceety wi the Pols Lubraniec .

Population centresEedit

Abbeweer, Adorp, Aduarderzijl, Alinghuizen, Allersma, Antum, Arwerd, Baflo, Bellingeweer, Beswerd, Bolshuizen, Dingen, De Raken, De Vennen, Den Andel, Duisterwinkel, Ernstheem, Ezinge, Feerwerd, Garnwerd, Groot Wetsinge, Hammeland, Hardeweer, Harssens, Hekkum, Hiddingezijl, Klein Wetsinge, Krassum, Lutje Marne, Lutke Saaksum, Maarhuizen, Obergum, Oldenzijl, Oostum, Ranum, Rasquert, Saaxumhuizen, Sauwerd, Schapehals, Schaphalsterzijl, Schilligeham, Schifpot, Het Schoor, Suttum, Takkebos, Tijum, Tinallinge, Valkum, Wierum, Wierumerschouw, Wildeveld an Winsum.

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