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Subject: List of cities, towns and villages in Groningen, Groningen (province), SC Veendam, De Langeleegte, Wildervank
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Town and municipality
Church in Veendam
Church in Veendam
Flag of Veendam
Coat of arms of Veendam
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Veendam in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Sipke Swierstra (VVD)
 • Total 78.68 km2 (30.38 sq mi)
 • Land 76.07 km2 (29.37 sq mi)
 • Water 2.61 km2 (1.01 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 27,752
 • Density 365/km2 (950/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Veendammer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9630–9633, 9640–9648
Area code 0598
Website .nl.veendamwww

Veendam (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a town and municipality with a population of 27,752 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.

A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.


  • Geography 1
  • International relations 2
  • Sports 3
    • Cycling 3.1
    • Sport clubs 3.2
  • Notable residents 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


2014 map of the municipality

The population centres in the municipality are:

International relations

Veendam has two sister cities:



Veendam was the start place of stage 4b at the 2012 Energiewacht Tour and the finish place of stage 2 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour.

Sport clubs

Notable residents


  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Veendam. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9641AW". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
  5. ^ a b "Zustersteden". Veendam. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  6. ^ SC Veendam - Soccer club
  7. ^ Flash Veendam - Volleyball club
  8. ^ NNZC Veendam - Gliding club

External links

  • Official website
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