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Reiderland (About this sound pronunciation ) is a former municipality in the province Groningen in the northeastern Netherlands, which was founded in 1990 during a large municipal reorganization. The former municipalities Finsterwolde and Bad Nieuweschans were abolished and added to Beerta. In 1992, the new municipality was given its current name. In 2010 it joined in the municipality Oldambt

It is one of the only four municipalities in the Netherlands that have communist councillors (the other three are Heiloo, Scheemda and Lemsterland). In the 2002 municipal elections the New Communist Party of the Netherlands became the largest party in Reiderland (44%) with five council members of thirteen. Since the NCPN was the largest faction in the council, the party also had members Court of Mayor and the Aldermen, together with a local party.

In the 2006 elections NCPN lost 3 of their 5 seats (2 to PvdA and 1 to SP). In total NCPN got 18.3% of the votes.

Population centers

Beersterhoogen, Beerta, Booneschans, Drieborg, Ekamp, Finsterwolde, Finsterwolderhamrik, Ganzedijk, Goldhoorn, Hamdijk, Hongerige Wolf, Kostverloren, Kromme-Elleboog, Nieuw-Beerta, Nieuwe Statenzijl, Bad Nieuweschans, Oude Statenzijl, Oudedijk, Oudezijl and Ulsda.

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