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Title: Pekela  
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Subject: List of cities, towns and villages in Groningen, Bellingwedde, Groningen (province), Nieuwe Pekela, Oude Pekela
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Historic villa in Oude Pekela
Historic villa in Oude Pekela
Flag of Pekela
Coat of arms of Pekela
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Pekela in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Meindert Schollema (PvdA)
 • Total 50.20 km2 (19.38 sq mi)
 • Land 49.10 km2 (18.96 sq mi)
 • Water 1.10 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1 m (3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 12,709
 • Density 259/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9662–9669
Area code 0597
Website .nl.pekelawww

Pekela (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands created in 1990 as a merger between Oude Pekela and Nieuwe Pekela.


  • Population centres 1
    • Topography 1.1
  • Local government 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Population centres


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Pekela, June 2015

Local government

The municipal government of Pekela consists of 15 seats, which are divided as follows:

Municipality seats
Party 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014
PvdA 6 6 7 3 2
GroenLinks 4 3 1 2 1
CDA 2 3 2 1 2
VVD 2 2 1 2 1
SP - - 3 3 4
ChristenUnie 1 1 1 - 1
Samen Voor Pekela - - - 4 3
VCP - - - - 1
Total 15 15 15 15 15


  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Pekela. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9665JD". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  

External links

  • Official website
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