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Groningen (city)

Groningen (city)
Administration
Full nameGroningen
Official nameGroningen
Settlement typeMunicipality / City
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
MunicipalityGroningen
Government
MayorPeter Rehwinkel (PvdA)
Geography
Total Area32.3 sq mi (83.69 km2)
Land Area30.7 sq mi (79.59 km2)
Water Area1.6 sq mi (4.10 km2)
Demography
Total Population190166 (30 November 2010)
Density (pop.)2324/km2 (6019.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

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Groningen (-nl'ɣroːnɪŋə(n)) (Gronings: Grunnen, West Frisian: Grins) is a municipality and the capital city of the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. With a population of around 190,000, it is by far the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. Groningen is a university city, inhabited on average by about 50,000 students.


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