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ORANJEWIJK

Oranjewijk is a municipality in Kronenburg. It is the middle one of the three municipalities on the East Island (bordering Oosterland and Markenland) and has about 423,000 inhabitants. Apart from the capital city with the same name, which was founded in 1734, the towns of Waterbocht, Habsburg and Nieuwwolde as well as the villages of Nathaals and Bultenadorp are located in this municipality. Oranjewijk has the largest amount of casinos of Kronenburg; in the woods between Nieuwwolde and Oranjewijk alone a large number of luxury casino villas can be found. Annually, they attract many gambling tourists from North America.

Mayors of Oranjewijk

1734 - 1766
1766 - 1774
1774 - 1779
1779 - 1793
1793 - 1805
1805 - 1811
1811 - 1819
1819 - 1822
1822 - 1840
1840 - 1845
1845 - 1860

Gerardus Alberdinck
Douwe Douwesz
Albert Fultsema
Arjen Haringsma
Edward Thorpenius
Lucas Haringsma
Ferdinand Pitersz first term
Aike Joustra
Ferdinand Pitersz second term
Menno 't Mannetje
Oene Klaassens

1860 - 1873
1873 - 1874
1874 - 1889
1889 - 1902
1902 - 1910
1910 - 1919
1919 - 1933
1933 -1942
1942 - 1947
1947 - 1970
1970 - 1978

Harmen Fossema Jaltada
Rudolf Pattje
Oscar Thorpenius
Stijn Buttjes
Ernst-Jan Korte van Eeghen
Frederik Fossema Jaltada
Ewout Buttjes
Aernout Fossema Jaltada
Donald Erie
Nico Thorpenius
Sonja Warntjes-Godeken (f)

1978 - 1985
1985 - 1990
1990 - 1999
1999 - 2008
2008 - 2015

Martin Pot
Reina Middelkamp-Wubs (f)
Nathan Noorman
Quirijn Christians
Klaas Heinrichs