Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden (US: , Dutch: [ˈleːʋɑrdə(n)] (listen); West Frisian: Ljouwert [ˈljɔːʋ(ə)t]/[ˈʎɔːw(ə)t] (listen); Town Frisian: Liwwadden; Leeuwarder dialect: Leewarden) is a city and municipality in Friesland in the Netherlands. It is the provincial capital and seat of the States of Friesland. The municipality has a population of 122,293.

The region has been continuously inhabited since the 10th century. It came to be known as Leeuwarden in the early 9th century AD and was granted city privileges in 1435. It is the main economic hub of Friesland, situated in a green and water-rich environment. Leeuwarden is a former royal residence and has a historic city center, many historically relevant buildings, and a large shopping center with squares and restaurants. Leeuwarden was awarded the title European Capital of Culture for 2018.

The Elfstedentocht (Eleven Cities Tour), an ice skating tour passing the eleven cities of Friesland, started and finished in Leeuwarden.

The following towns and villages within the municipality have populations in excess of 1,000 people: Leeuwarden, Stiens, Grou, Goutum, Wergea, Jirnsum, Reduzum, and Wirdum. The municipality is governed by the mayor Sybrand van Haersma Buma and a coalition of the Labour Party, Christian Democratic Appeal, and GreenLeft.

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  1. Gemeente Leeuwarden Bevolkingsregister LeeuwardenCivil registry, Leeuwarden, 1876-1904, sheet 719
  2. Grietenij Franekeradeel Burgerlijke Stand FranekeradeelFranekeradeelMarriage record for Aan Jans Mud & Sara Baukes Hoekstra, civil registry of marriages, Franekeradeel, 1838-12-15, record 47
  3. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenMarriage record for Harm Elfring & Trijntje van der Noord, civil registry of marriages, Leeuwarden, 1862-11-22, record 195
  4. Gemeente Leeuwarden Bevolkingsregister LeeuwardenPopulation registry, Leeuwarden, 1859-1876, sheet 816
  5. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenMarriage record for Jan van der Noord & Eltje Feijes Venema, civil registry of marriages, Leeuwarden, 1876-04-08, record 30
  6. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenMarriage record for Jan van der Noord & Jetske Zwaluw, civil registry of marriages, Leeuwarden, 1881-05-25, record 84
  7. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenMarriage record for Anne Ruurds van der Noord & Grietje Jacobs Visser, civil registry of marriages, Leeuwarden, 1836-03-06, record 27
  8. Gemeente Veenwouden Burgerlijke Stand VeenwoudenVeenwoudenMarriage record for Ruurd Pieters van der Noord & Trijntje Annes Zijlstra, civil registry of marriages, Veenwouden, 1814-04-09, record 2
  9. Gemeente Leeuwarden Bevolkingsregister LeeuwardenPopulation registry, Leeuwarden, 1848-1859, sheet 199
  10. Gemeente Leeuwarden Bevolkingsregister LeeuwardenPopulation registry, Leeuwarden, 1859-1876, sheet 166
  11. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenMarriage record for Pieter Harms Elfring & Durkje Alles Boonstra, civil registry of marriages, Leeuwarden, 1839-06-23, record 103
  12. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenBirth record for Trijntje van der Noord, civil registry of births, Leeuwarden, 1842-01-10, record 22
  13. Gemeente Leeuwarden Bevolkingsregister LeeuwardenCivil registry, Leeuwarden, 1859-1876, sheet 61
  14. Gemeente Leeuwarden Bevolkingsregister LeeuwardenCivil registry, Leeuwarden, 1876-1904, sheet 180
  15. Gemeente Leeuwarden Bevolkingsregister LeeuwardenPopulation registry, Leeuwarden, 1876-1904, sheet 173
  16. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenMarriage record for Jan van der Noord & Gerarda Molenaar, civil registry of marriages, Leeuwarden, 1897-12-29, record 245
  17. Gemeente Amsterdam Burgerlijke Stand AmsterdamAmsterdamMarriage record for Jan Feenstra & Renske Elfring, civil registry of marriages, Amsterdam, 1898-03-02, record 590
  18. Gemeente Hoogezand Burgerlijke Stand HoogezandBirth record for Renske Elfring, civil registry of births, Hoogezand, 1875, record 95
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  20. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenMarriage record for Jan Feenstra & Grietje Mud, civil registry of marriages, Leeuwarden, 1870-04-23, record 35
  21. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenDeath record for Grietje Folkerts Los, civil registry of deaths, Leeuwarden, 1881-06-06, record 341
  22. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenDeath record for Jan Pieters Feenstra, civil registry of deaths, Leeuwarden, 1887-11-21, record 590
  23. Gemeente Smallingerland Burgerlijke Stand SmallingerlandBirth record for Wieger Feenstra, civil registry of births, Smallingerland, 1873-07-22, records 167-170
  24. Gemeente Zierikzee Burgerlijke Stand ZierikzeeZierikzeeDeath record for Folkert Feenstra, civil registry of deaths, Zierikzee, 1908, record 110
  25. Gemeente Leeuwarden Bevolkingsregister LeeuwardenCivil registry, Leeuwarden, 1904-1922, sheet 120
  26. Gemeente Ferwerderadeel Burgerlijke Stand FerwerderadeelFerwerderadeelDeath record for Sara Feenstra, civil registry of deaths, Ferwerderadeel, 1907-04-19, record 41
  27. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenMarriage record for Fedde Feenstra & Pietertje Veen, civil registry of marriages, Leeuwarden, 1914-01-31, record 16
  28. Gemeente Oosterhesselen Burgerlijke Stand OosterhesselenOosterhesselenMarriage record for Folkert Feenstra & Pietertje Veen, civil registry of marriages, Oosterhesselen, 1906-06-15, record 12
  29. Gemeente Delfzijl Burgerlijke Stand DelfzijlBirth record for Jan Feenstra, civil registry of births, Delfzijl, 1899-03-30, records 59
  30. Rechtbank Rotterdam Civil registry Rechtbank RotterdamRotterdamBirth record for Grietje Feenstra, civil registry of births, Rechtbank Rotterdam, 1907-01-03, record 102
  31. Rechtbank Rotterdam Civil registry Rechtbank RotterdamRotterdamBirth record for Trijntje Feenstra, civil registry of births, Rechtbank Rotterdam, 1903, record 4632
  32. Gemeente Leeuwarden Burgerlijke Stand LeeuwardenLeeuwardenDeath record for Jan Feenstra, civil registry of deaths, Leeuwarden, 1919-03-31, record 229
  33. De Twentsche Courant Tubantia Obituary for Nell FeenstraAlmeloObituary for Nell FeenstraAccessed June 12, 2019
  34. Gemeente Groningen Burgerlijke Stand GroningenGroningenDeath record for Fedde Feenstra, civil registry of deaths, Groningen, 1942-10-15, record 1526