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Coordinates: 52°53′N 6°0′E / 52.883, 6Coordinates: 52°53′N 6°0′E / 52.883, 6
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
 • Total 228.36 km2 (88.17 sq mi)
 • Land 222.15 km2 (85.77 sq mi)
 • Water 6.20 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2008)
 • Total 25,679
 • Density 115/km2 (300/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Weststellingwerf (About this sound pronunciation , 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.

Population centres[]

Blesdijke, Boijl, De Blesse, De Hoeve, Langelille, Munnekeburen, Nijeholtpade, Nijeholtwolde, Nijelamer, Nijetrijne, Noordwolde, Oldeholtpade, Oldeholtwolde, Oldelamer, Oldetrijne, Oosterstreek, Peperga, Scherpenzeel, Slijkenburg, Sonnega, Spanga, Steggerda, Ter Idzard, Vinkega, Wolvega, Zandhuizen.


Wolvega is the capital city of Weststellingwerf.


Railway Station: Wolvega


Peperga is the birth place of the last governor of New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant.

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