Leeuwarden facts for kids
Ljouwert (West Frisian)
|City and municipality|
Former weigh house in Leeuwarden
Location of the municipality (green) in the province of Friesland (dark grey) in the Netherlands (light grey)
|• Municipality||166.99 km2 (64.48 sq mi)|
|• Land||151.70 km2 (58.57 sq mi)|
|• Water||15.29 km2 (5.90 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3.2 m (10.5 ft)|
|Highest elevation||5.2 m (17.1 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||1.9 m (6.2 ft)|
|Population (Municipality, May 2014; Urban and Metro, May 2014)|
|• Density||714/km2 (1,850/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Leeuwarden is a city in the north of the Netherlands. It has about 110,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of a part of the Netherlands where a lot of people speak Frisian. The name of that province is Friesland. Leeuwarden is called Ljouwert in Frisian.
On 1 January 2014, Boarnsterhim is a part of the municipality of Leeuwarden. On 1 January 2018, it was enlarged by Leeuwarderadeel and parts of the former municipality of Littenseradiel.
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