Weststellingwerf city hall
Location in Friesland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||André van de Nadort (PvdA)|
|• Total||228.45 km2 (88.21 sq mi)|
|• Land||221.19 km2 (85.40 sq mi)|
|• Water||7.26 km2 (2.80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Density||117/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code||0527, 0561|
Weststellingwerf (pronunciation (help·info), Stellingwarfs: Weststellingwarf / Stellingwarf-Westaende) is a municipality in the province of Friesland in the northern Netherlands. It is one of the municipalities of Friesland, where the spoken language is not West Frisian; instead, Stellingwerfs, a dialect of Dutch Low Saxon, is spoken here.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Weststellingwerf, 2013.
Wolvega is the capital city of Weststellingwerf.
Railway Station: Wolvega
- Peter Stuyvesant (1592–1672) last governor of New Amsterdam 
- Johan Eilerts de Haan (1865-1910) Dutch explorer and soldier
- Johan van Minnen (1932–2016) journalist and politician.
- Johan Veenstra (born 1946) an author, poet and columnist
- Sijtje van der Lende (born 1950) former speed skater, competed at the 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympics
- Gerard van Klaveren (born 1951) politician, Mayor of Weststellingwerf 2005-2017
- Monique Knol (born 1964) former racing cyclist, won gold and bronze medals in two consecutive Summer Olympics
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