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Groningen (city)

Groningen (city)
Full nameGroningen
Official nameGroningen
Settlement typeMunicipality / City
MayorPeter Rehwinkel (PvdA)
Total Area32.3 sq mi (83.69 km2)
Land Area30.7 sq mi (79.59 km2)
Water Area1.6 sq mi (4.10 km2)
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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