't Haantje (Coevorden)

't Haantje
Village
Road in 't Haantje
Road in 't Haantje
't Haantje is located in Drenthe
't Haantje
't Haantje
't Haantje is located in Netherlands
't Haantje
't Haantje
't Haantje is located in Benelux
't Haantje
't Haantje
Coordinates: 52°48′53″N 6°49′23″E / 52.81472°N 6.82306°E / 52.81472; 6.82306Coordinates: 52°48′53″N 6°49′23″E / 52.81472°N 6.82306°E / 52.81472; 6.82306
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceDrenthe
MunicipalityCoevorden
Area
 • Total4.60 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Elevation19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total235
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7847[1]
Dialing code0591

't Haantje (the Little Rooster) is a small village in the northeastern Netherlands. It is situated northwest of Emmen and is part of the municipality of Coevorden. It lies along the Oranjekanaal [nl], between Noord-Sleen and Klijndijk.

't Haantje was first mentioned in 1874. The etymology is unclear.[3] It was founded when peat labourers decided to settle there. On 1 December 1965, the village barely escaped a disaster. A French company working for the N.A.M. was drilling for gas, and started to lose control of the enormous gas pressure. During the afternoon, this resulted in a huge gas eruption. The ground around the hole caved in - swallowing all of the drilling equipment.[4] The gas eruption was eventually stopped by a cement injection from a new drilling hole. A small lake[5] lake surrounded by a forest forms a permanent reminder of this event.

References[]

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 13 March 2022. Two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7847TA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Haantje - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  4. ^ "'t Haantje". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Wiki Maps". Nsesoftware.nl. Retrieved 2012-09-13.

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