( Listen? / I ) Hoogeveen is a municipality in the southern part of the Dutch province of Drenthe with 54 845 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013).
- 3.1 Traffic
- 3.2 industry
The municipality of Hoogeveen consists of the core city and eleven other districts. The seat of the municipality is in Hoogeveen.
- Mayor: Karel B. Loohuis ( PvdA)
- Councillor A. (Ton) Bargeman (CDA )
- Assistant: Klaas Smid ( PvdA)
- Assistant: Tiens Eerenstein (VVD )
- Assistant: Anno Wietze Hiemstra (CDA )
2010 parliamentary elections
Hoogeveen is located on the railway line Groningen-Zwolle-Amersfoort-Utrecht/Amsterdam and on the highway between the same cities. In the northeast of the city is the Hoogeveen airfield, which has the longest grass runway in the Netherlands with 1,200 m.
In and around Hoogeveen following bus routes:
- 27: Hoogeveen - Noordscheschut - Oosterhesselen - Emmen
- 31: Hoogeveen - Zuidwolde - Balkbrug - Dedemsvaart / Ommen
- 33: Hoogeveen - Noordscheschut - Hollandscheveld - Elim - Nieuwlande - Coevorden
- 35: Hoogeveen - Tiendeveen - Wijster - Dwingeloo - Diever
- 37: Hoogeveen - Noordscheschut - Nieuweroord - Westerbork
- 80: Hoogeveen - Nieuweroord - Slagharen - Hardenberg
- 191: Hoogeveen - Alteveer - Drogteropslagen
- 327: Hoogeveen - Emmen
The story is about the same as that of Emmen: The town developed after 1960 from a small village to an industrial city and regional center. Many small and medium-sized industrial enterprises in various industries are located here.
Sister city of Hoogeveen is the town of Martin in Slovakia.
- Herman Bavinck (1854-1921), theologian
- Hendrik Koekoek (1912-1987), farmer and politician
- Rob Houwer ( born 1937 ), film producer, film director and screenwriter
- January Bols ( born 1944 ), former speed skater
- Piet Small ( born 1951 ), former Dutch speed skaters
- Lea Bouwmeester (* 1979), politician
- Erik Dekker (born 1970 ), former racing cyclist
- Kim Renkema (* 1987), volleyball and beach volleyball player