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Harkema

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Harkema
De Harkema
Village
Reformed church
Location in Achtkarspelen municipality
Harkema
Harkema
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 53°11′N 6°8′E / 53.183°N 6.133°E / 53.183; 6.133Coordinates: 53°11′N 6°8′E / 53.183°N 6.133°E / 53.183; 6.133
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityAchtkarspelen Achtkarspelen
Population
 (January 2017)
 • Total4,295

Harkema (West Frisian: De Harkema) is a village in the municipality of Achtkarspelen, Friesland province, the Netherlands.

Harkema is in the eastern part of Friesland, 9 km north of Drachten. It was used to be known as Harkema-Opeinde and as of January 2017, the village had a population of 4,295.[1]

Sports

Harkema is home to the amateur football club, the Harkemase Boys. Cyclist Pieter Weening, who was the first Frisian to win a stage in the Tour de France, is from Harkema just as another former cyclist pro, Wiebren Veenstra, is.

Population

1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008
4,215 4,254 4,296 4,291 4,278 4,273 4,275 4,283 4,292 4,228

References

  1. ^ Villages - Achtkarspelen (in Dutch)

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