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Sneek
Snits
City and former municipality
Gate Waterpoort
Gate Waterpoort
Flag of Sneek
Flag
Coat of arms of Sneek
Coat of arms
Location of Sneek
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Municipality Súdwest-Fryslân
Area(2006)
 • Total 34.04 km2 (13.14 sq mi)
 • Land 30.18 km2 (11.65 sq mi)
 • Water 3.85 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 33,115
 • Density 1,097/km2 (2,840/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sneek (Frisian: Snits) is a city in Friesland, in the Netherlands. In history, it is well known. The legendary warrior Pier Gerlofs Donia, fought a battle there. He is buried in the town in the Grote of Martinikerk. Since 2011, it is part of the new municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân.

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