Vriescheloo is a village in the municipality of Westerwolde in the Netherlands. It has a population of around 755 and a total area of 213 ha. Media related to Vriescheloo at Wikimedia Commons
Rhede, Lower Saxony
Rhede is a municipality in the Emsland district, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, approx. 10 km west of Papenburg, 20 km southeast of Winschoten
Wedde is a village in the municipality Westerwolde in the province Groningen in the Netherlands. It is located 9 km southeast of Winschoten. Wedde was a separate municipality until 1968, when it was merged with Bellingwolde to form Bellingwedde; the new name Bellingwedde is a contraction of Wedde. In 2018, it became part of the new municipality of Westerwolde. Wedde is located at 53°4′12″N 7°4′34″E centeṛ̣ wesxt of the municipality Westerwolde, in the east of the province Groningen, in the northeast of the Netherlands. Wedde is an administrative neighbourhood in the district of Blijham; as of 2017, Wedde has a population of 585. The Wedderborg is a borg in the village. Media related to Wedde at Wikimedia Commons J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Wedde". Map of the former municipality in 1868
Barnflair is a town in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is a part of the municipality of Westerwolde, lies about 15 km northeast of Emmen; the statistical area "Barnflair", which can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 250
Den Ham, Bellingwedde
Den Ham is a hamlet in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is located in the municipality of Westerwolde, close to the border with Germany, between Bellingwolde and Nieuweschans. Media related to Den Ham at Wikimedia Commons
Statistics Netherlands, founded in 1899, is a Dutch governmental institution that gathers statistical information about the Netherlands. In Dutch it is known as the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek abbreviated to CBS, it is located in The Heerlen. Since 3 January 2004, Statistics Netherlands has been quango, its independent status in law guarantees the reliable collection and dissemination of information supporting public debate, policy development and decision-making. The CBS collects statistical information about, amongst others: Count of the population Consumer pricing Economic growth Income of persons and households Unemployment ReligionThe CBS carries out a program that needs to be ratified by the Central Commission for Statistics; this commission was replaced in 2016 by an Advisory Board. This independent board must guard the impartiality, quality and continuity of the CBS, according to the Law on the CBS of 1996 and 2003. Not to be mistaken with CBS Corporation. CBS was established in 1899 in response to the need for independent and reliable information that advances the understanding of social issues and supports public decision making.
This is still the main role of CBS. Philip Idenburg, who worked at the CBS from 1929-1966, played a key role in salvaging the work of the Mundaneum offices in The Hague, arranging for Gerd Arntz to be involved in setting up the Dutch Foundation for Statistics, which used the Isotypes developed by Arntz and Otto Neurath; the CBS has offices in The Heerlen. The office in Heerlen was located there by the government in 1973 to compensate the area for the loss of ten of thousands of jobs because of closing the coal mines; the office in The Hague with the name'Double U' was designed by Pero Puljiz. It has a surface of 33,191 m2 and the total cost was €41,000,000; the office in Heerlen was designed by Meyer en Van Schooten Architects in 2009. The office has a surface of 22,000 m2 and parking spaces for 296 cars. Glass was used everywhere in the building; the main hall has a glass roof and the outside walls are glass. The several straight staircases in the main hall have glass balustrades with a RVS handrail and were manufactured by EeStairs.
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the building on 30 September 2009. Eurostat Statistics Netherlands StatLine database
A hamlet is a small human settlement. In different jurisdictions and geographies, hamlets may be the size of a town, village or parish, be considered a smaller settlement or subdivision or satellite entity to a larger settlement; the word and concept of a hamlet have roots in the Anglo-Norman settlement of England, where the old French hamlet came to apply to small human settlements. In British geography, a hamlet is considered smaller than a village and distinctly without a church; the word comes from Anglo-Norman hamelet, corresponding to Old French hamelet, the diminutive of Old French hamel. This, in turn, is a diminutive of Old French ham borrowed from Franconian languages. Compare with modern French hameau, Dutch heem, German Heim, Old English hām and Modern English home. In Afghanistan the counterpart of the hamlet is the qala meaning "fort" or "hamlet"; the Afghan qala is a fortified group of houses with its own community building such as a mosque, but without its own marketplace. The qala is the smallest type of settlement in Afghan society, trumped by the village, larger and includes a commercial area.
In Australia a hamlet is a small village. A hamlet differs from a village in having no commercial premises, but has residences and may have community buildings such as churches and public halls. In Canada's three territories, hamlets are designated municipalities; as of January 1, 2010: Northwest Territories had 11 hamlets, each of which had a population of less than 900 people as of the 2016 census. In Canada's provinces, hamlets are small unincorporated communities within a larger municipality, such as many communities within the single-tier municipalities of Ontario or within Alberta's specialized and rural municipalities. Canada's two largest hamlets—Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park—are located in Alberta, they each have populations, within their main urban area, in excess of 60,000—well in excess of the 10,000-person threshold that can choose to incorporate as a city in Alberta. As such, these two hamlets have been further designated by the Province of Alberta as urban service areas. An urban service area is recognized as equivalent to a city for the purposes of provincial and federal program delivery and grant eligibility.
During the 18th century, for rich or noble people, it was up-to-date to create their own hameau in their gardens. They were a group of some houses or farms with rustic appearance, but in fact were comfortable; the best known is the Hameau de la Reine built by the queen Marie-Antoinette in the park of the Château de Versailles. Or the Hameau de Chantilly built by Prince of Condé in Chantilly, Oise. Lieu-dit is another name for hamlet; the difference is that a hamlet is permanently inhabited. The German word for hamlet is Weiler. A Weiler has, compared to no infrastructure; the houses and farms of a Weiler can be scattered. In North West Germany, a group of scattered farms is called Bauernschaft. In a Weiler there are no street names, the houses are just numbered. In different states of India, there are different words for hamlet. In Haryana and Rajasthan it is called "dhani" or "Thok". In Gujarat a hamlet is called a "nesada". In Maharashtra it's called a "pada". In southern Bihar in the Magadh division, a hamlet is called a "bigha".
All over Indonesia, hamlets are translated as kampung. They are known as dusun in Central Java and East Java, banjar in Bali, jorong or kampuang in West Sumatra. In Pakistan a hamlet is called a gron. In Poland a hamlet is called osada, is a small rural settlement differing by type of buildings or inhabited by population connected with some place or workplace, it can be a part of other settlement, like village. In Romania hamlets are called cătunuri, they represent villages that contain several houses at most, they are considered villages, statistically, they are placed in the same category. Like villages, they do not have a separate administration, thus are not an administrative division, but are part of a parent commune. In the Russian language there are several words which mean "a hamlet", but all of them are equal; the most common word is деревня. A hamlet in Russia has a church, some little shops, a school and a local culture center, in which different culture events and national holidays take place.
A hamlet in Russia consists of several tens of wooden houses. In the past hamlets were the most common kind of settlement in Russia, but nowadays many hamlets in Russia are settled only during the summer as places for vacation because people go to towns and cities in order to find better