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  Groningen (city)
Groningen (or ''Grunn'' in the local dialect) is a municipality and a middle-size city in the north of the Netherlands, and capital of Groningen province.
Citizens of the city of Groningen are known as ''Stadjers''.
The city is noted for its ''Martinitoren'' (Martini Tower), the fifth tallest church tower in the Netherlands.
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 Groningen (city) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Groningen is the capital city of the province of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Groningen is a city with a diverse industry and economy and a lot of cultural institutions and activities.
Groningen's nightlife is due its students population and cultural scene vibrant and remarkable for its size.
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 Groningen - www.canadiansoldiers.com
Groningen was a Battle Honour granted to Canadian units participating in actions to liberate the town of Groningen from 14-18 Apr 1945 as part of the Final Phase of the North-West Europe campaign in the Second World War.
The city of Groningen had an inner city built in the late medieval period with narrow streets often limited to one-way traffic, and lined with apartments and buildings set close and solidly constructed of brick, ranging from three to five stories in height, arranged in a 15th-16th Century street pattern.
The city of Groningen marked the edge of a large belt of anti-aircraft guns running from Emden in Germany to Groningen itself, within which some 21 batteries of anti-aircraft guns were emplaced.
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 Groningen, Netherlands, Pictures
Groningen, city in the northeastern Netherlands, capital of Groningen Province, on the canalized Hunze River.
Groningen, the largest city in the northern region of the country, has a number of canals and is an important port.
In the library of the State University of Groningen (1614) is a copy of the Latin translation of the New Testament by the Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus, annotated by the German religious reformer Martin Luther.
www.greatestcities.com /Europe/Netherlands/Groningen_city.html   (252 words)

 Groningen - Wikitravel
Groningen[1] is a city in The Netherlands with 180.000 inhabitants and is the capital of Groningen.
The University of Groningen is one of the oldest Dutch universities and one of three Royal Universities of The Netherlands.
Groningen's reputation as university town is borne out in its nightlife, which is comprehensive, with numerous options for drinking and clubbing.
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 Kathryn True - Groningen Gears Up
Groningen, the sixth largest city in the Netherlands, is located 200 kilometers from Amsterdam at the "top of Holland." Its surrounding rural areas are not densely populated, and Groningen is considered the northern regional hub for industry, education, and the arts.
Groningen is also known as "the youngest city of the Netherlands," with a population aged 35 on average.
The city of the bike rides on a motto of "fast, comfortable, and safe." Bicyclists are privy to special overpasses and short-cuts, guarded bicycle shelters with lockers, and their wheels are protected through an anti-theft campaign.
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 FC Groningen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Groningen is the by far largest city of the northern Netherlands, or actually the only city in the north, as the inhabitants of beautiful old Groningen will be happy correct you.
Groningen Stadjers are known as proud and loyal and these virtues were badly needed during several phases in their club's history.
Groningen's two years in the dark basement of Dutch professional football were frustrating, but the Oosterpark crowd never let the club down and kept showing up in large numbers, proving that FC Groningen simply don't belong in the First Division.
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 info groningen
The capital city Groningen is located in the south of the province, bordering the province of Drenthe.
The University of Groningen is one of the larger employers.
Although Groningen professors were successfull in research, the closure of the University of Groningen was a constant threat in the 19th Century, mainly due to falling student numbers and low budgets.
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 GRONINGEN, city, Netherlands. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the 11th cent., Groningen came under the temporal power of the bishops of Utrecht.
The city remained loyal to the Hapsburgs at the beginning of the revolt of the Netherlands against Spain, but was captured by the Dutch under Maurice of Nassau in 1594.
A picturesque city, Groningen has several churches, notably the Martinikerk (15th cent.) and the Nieuwe Kerk (17th cent.), as well as the Groniger Museum of Art and many other museums.
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 City in which to live   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Groningen is the major city of the Northern Netherlands and, with a population of 180,000, the seventh largest city in the Netherlands.
Groningen boasts a level of amenities which can only be found in major cities.
And because Groningen is the 'youngest' city in the Netherlands (there are many students and over half the population are under thirty-five) these bars are not only lively at weekends, but on weekdays as well.
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 City centre Groningen, The Netherlands
The photographs are taken between summer 1998 and summer 2000 in the centre of the city, at the recreation park Kardinge in the northeast of the city, at the Noorderplantsoen in the northwest of the city and at the paterswoldsemeer a lake to the south.
The recreation park Noorderplantsoen in the northwest of the city.
The recreation park Kardinge in the northeast of the city.
skye.fol.nl /citycent.html   (159 words)

 Groningen Province (The Netherlands)
Green and white are the colours of the city, and they were placed in the centre of the flag to symbolise the central role that the capital always played in the province.
Groningen is a province in the North of the Netherlands.
Proposal for a flag according to the arms by Van der Laars in 1913 in Van der Laars [laa13]: I and IV City of Groningen, II and III Ommelanden.
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 Groningen: Integrated town planning and traffic policy
Since the end of the 1980s Groningen is aiming to strengthen the city's central position and at the same time to improve the quality of life in the city.
Especially, the planning of new parts of the city has to stick to this principle as an increase in daily use of the bicycle in municipal transport has to be attained through consistent user-orientation in planning and implementation.
Smorenberg, Ko 1993: Fahrradpolitik in Groningen: ein Beispiel, in: Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrradclub Berlin e.V., (Hg.), Fahrrad und Stadt.
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 Global : Ideas : Bank - Groningen, the car-free city for bikes
In Groningen, the Netherlands' sixth largest city, the main form of transport is the bicycle.
All across the city roads are being narrowed or closed to traffic, cycleways are being constructed and new houses built to which the only direct access is by cycle.
Groningen undoubtedly leads the way in the 'cyclisation' of Europe's cities, but many others are putting two wheels in motion to follow its example.
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 De joodse gemeenschap in de stad Groningen, 1689-1796   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1563 the city council of Appingedam granted permission to establish a pawnshop to Joest Muesken, a former citizen of Linnich and Neuss in Germany.
As a result of the tolerant attitude of Groningen’s city council, the most important Jewish organisations could be found in the city 25 years after Mozes Goldsmid had recieved a license to settle back in 1731.
In the city of Groningen this ‘proto-emancipation’ was clearly demonstrated by the city’s policy to grant the same rights to both Jews and followers of other denominations.
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The city centre became more accessible and attractive, a fact that can mainly be observed in the busy public transport, the number of cyclists and pedestrians, and the large concentration of hotels, cafes and restaurants around one central point: the Grote Markt.
In the mix of city centre facilities certain themes are being attached to certain areas of the city, so that instead of a rigid deterministic juxtaposition of land uses adjacent to each other (zoning), open principles of overlap of uses, hybrids and random uses apply.
After the city of Groningen extended its physical boundaries in 1990 via the 'Stadsmarkeringen' project, the 'A Star is Born' project in 1996 (with subtitle 'The City as a Stage') attempted to anchor the cultural relevance of the open space in the consciousness of the city inhabitant and visitor.
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 Joden in Groningen - Jewish Communities - Groningen - History
Groningen is the capital of the Province of the same name.
The renewed lease of the pawnshop in 1731 is an important event in the history of the Jewish community of Groningen.
Groningen obtained the status of Main Synagogue, meaning that they supervised the smaller Jewish Congregations in the Province.
www.jodeningroningen.nl /en/jewishcommunities/groningen/history   (755 words)

 A Brief History of Groningen
Groningen had now become one of the 17 provinces of the Netherlands, and was ruled by a Stadhouder in the name of the central government in Brussels.
There were severe quarrels between city and lieutenant about authority: when the city called the Staten, it wouldn't explain the reasons to the lieutenant; 'plakkaten' (laws) from Brussels were only proclaimed when they liked them, and even then not in the name of the King, but in the name of the burgemeesters and counsel.
Of course this bishop was refused by the city.
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 Provincie Groningen - History
These concerned not only the administration of justice, but particularly trade, for the city had reserved to itself the staple right; that is, all goods produced in the city and Ommelanden, such as grain and beer, had first to be traded in the city.
In 1594, during the eighty years' war between Catholic Spain and the Calvinist rebels in the Netherlands, Groningen city and the Ommelanden were forced to join the Republic of the United Netherlands as a seventh province.
The administrative body for the Ommelanden areas was abolished, as was Groningen city's administration of the areas outside the city limits.
www.provinciegroningen.nl /uk/history?view=Standard   (918 words)

 groningen.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Even though FC Groningen's honors list is still blank, and the club spent two recent years in the First Division, recently, no club in Holland will under-estimate games against FC Groningen.
Beautiful memories, but - typical for FC Groningen history - both the 'golden era' of the 1980s was followed by a tragedy of almost fatal impact.
The one and only Mr FC Groningen, Jan van Dijk, midfielder of the succesful 1980s teams, was the man to bring the FC back into the Eredivisie as a coach, with his two sons, born and raised Stadjers playing in the first team.
www.ajax-usa.com /teams/01-02/groningen.html   (686 words)

 Groningen: Integrated town planning and traffic policy
Besides environmental impairment, the city’s quality of life and the accessibility of central urban areas is negatively affected.
As Groningen's city centre comprises a great many functions in an area of less than one square kilometre, it offers accessibility and liveability in a concentrated form.
The city and the network of relationships are given substance and shape in the plan, and the field of vision is regional, which is important from a traffic and transport point of view.
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 Groningen travel guide
You'll find quite a charming city here, although the historic centre area was rather scarred both in the second World War and in the various rebuilding processes that followed.
Another big attraction in Groningen is the Groningen Museum (by Mendini), a spectacular example of modern architecture with a fine collection of 17th century paintings.
The city being an important university town, the many Dutch and international students guarantee that there is always something going on.
www.world66.com /europe/netherlands/groningen   (274 words)

 Amsterdam Connect Groningen|Groningen, beautiful city of The Netherlands
This is a city where people — once they have been there — like to return to, as a visitor to the famous Groningen Museum, as a lover of the numerous attractive shops in the city centre, or simply for an enjoyable weekend break.
In Groningen, we know how to take life as it is. On the street cafés, in numerous restaurants from all corners of the world, or the various pubs.
The tenth marker is situated in the city, on the beautiful Martinikerkhof (the former churchyard of St Martin’s Church).
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 City of Groningen in the Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Groningen is the cultural centre of the north.
Groningen is a well-developed and sturdy city of art.
After 500 years, the Groningen skyline is still dominated by the Martinitower.
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In that respect Groningen is still the natural centre of the province, the lowest point of a shellshaped structure that denotes the city, where all the lines from the four quarters meet: roads, railway lines, canals.
The drawing on which the signs and the qualities that pertain to them are indicated, consists of the map of the city of Groningen, transected with straight and curved lines, a matrix that gives the city an apparently random and cryptic structure.
The citizen of Groningen or the regular visitor to the city will in the course of time discover the signs (or at any rate some of them) as he enters the city by all the different routes on his travels.
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 The Books of Groningen ( Art & Architecture )
As part of the celebrations to mark its 950th anniversary, it was decided to erect a series of markers indicating the boundaries of the city and spelling its ancient name Cruoninga.
With his masterplan called "The Books of Groningen" tried the Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind to give back the dutch city Groningen some of it's earlier identity, going back as far as the year 1040 when this city was first mentioned in historic writings as the settlement Cruoninga.
The natural gas in Groningen was created millions of years ago by a process of chemical change in the layers of the earth's crust.
skye.fol.nl /citymark.html   (1424 words)

 Groningen University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
25,000 of the nearly 168,000 residents in the city of Groningen either study at or are employed at the university, creating a university presence which adds enormously to Groningen's atmosphere.
Groningen is a relatively small city with all the convienences and attributes of a large city.
Groningen was rather an easy place to assimilate to, since a great percentage of the Dutch speak English and are quite happy to do so.
www.bsu.edu /provost/international/cip/groningen.htm   (818 words)

 Aviationweb deja vu - Groningen Airport Eelde 2006
Groningen Airport Eelde is situated in the Netherlands, Southeast of Groningen near the village Eelde in the municipal Tynaarlo.
To increase the size and facilities of the airfield in 1933 in the nearby City of Groningen the foundation of the limited liability company "N.V. Luchtvaartterrein voor Noord-Nederland" was established in the nearby City of Groningen.
City Star Airlines was founded in 2005 as a subsidiary of Atlandsflug ehf and is based at Aberdeen Airport, Scotland, UK.
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