FRISIAN ALLIANCE

Campaigning for an
independent Friesland

Frisian Alliance

Welcome! The Frisian Alliance (Fryske Alliansje) campaigns for an independent Friesland (Fryslân) in those territories of the Netherlands and Germany that are home to the Frisian nation.

The Three Regions of Friesland: West, East & North

WESTFRIESLAND (WEST-FRYSLÂN) (pop. 655,776; area 6,214.47 km²)
Frisian language speakers 350,000 (53.37%). The following boroughs are currently part of the Netherlands, as municipalities in the Province of Friesland, except where noted. Islands are marked with an asterisk.

01. Achtkarspelen (pop. 28,104; area 103.99 km²)
02. Ameland* (pop. 3,450; area 268.5 km²)
03. Boarnsterhim (pop. 19,296; area 168.95 km²)
04. Bolsward (pop. 9,730; area 9.42 km²) (part of the municipality of Súdwest Fryslân)
05. Dantumadiel (pop. 19,412; area 87.49 km²)
06. Dongeradeel (pop. 24,655; area 266.94 km²)
07. Ferwerderadiel (pop. 8,858; area 133.18 km²)
08. Franekeradeel (pop. 20,553; area 109.16 km²)
09. Gaasterlân-Sleat (pop. 10,220; area 209.29 km²)
10. Harlingen (pop. 15,552; area 387.67 km²)
11. Heerenveen (pop. 43,010; area 140.15 km²)
12. Het Bildt (pop. 10,975; area 116.51 km²)
13. Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland (pop. 13,096; area 116.33 km²)
14. Leeuwarden (pop. 92,931; area 84.1 km2)
15. Leeuwarderadeel (pop. 10,368; area 41.38 km²)
16. Lemsterland (pop. 13,448; area 124.38 km²)
17. Littenseradiel (pop. 10,908; area 132.57 km²)
18. Menameradiel (pop. 13,698; area 70.03 km²)
19. Nijefurd (pop. 11,047; area 289.17 km²) (part of the municipality of Súdwest Fryslân)
20. Ooststellingwerf (pop. 26,355; area 226.08 km²)
21. Opsterland (pop. 29,728; area 227.68 km²)
22. Rottum* (pop. 0; area 10.32 km²) (islands of Simonszand, Rottumerplaat, Rottumeroog and Zuiderduintjes, Province of Groningen)
23. Schiermonnikoog* (pop. 949; area 199.07 km²)
24. Skarsterlân (pop. 27,110; area 216.89 km²)
25. Smallingerland (pop. 55,001; area 126.15 km²)
26. Sneek (pop. 33,257; area 34.04 km²) (part of the municipality of Súdwest Fryslân)
27. Terschelling* (pop. 4,690; area 674 km²)
28. Texel* (pop. 13,567; area 463.28 km²) (Province of Noord-Holland)
29. Tytsjerksteradiel (pop. 32,201; area 161.42 km2)
30. Vlieland* (pop. 1,123; area 315.79 km²)
31. Weststellingwerf (pop. 25,688; area 228.36 km²)
32. Wûnseradiel (pop. 11,886; area 317.68 km²) (part of the municipality of Súdwest Fryslân)
33. Wymbritseradiel (pop. 16,085; area 162.74 km²) (part of the municipality of Súdwest Fryslân)

OST-FRIESLAND (EAST-FRYSLÂN) (pop. 30,231; area 257.91 km²)
Frisian language speakers 2,000 (6.62%). The following boroughs are currently part of the State of Lower Saxony, Germany, as free municipalities except where noted. Islands are marked with an asterisk.

01. Baltrum* (pop. 479; area 6.5 km²) (District of Aurich)
02. Borkum* (pop. 5,437; area 31.05 km²) (town of Borkum plus the unincorporated island of Lütje Hörn, District of Leer)
03. Juist* (pop. 1,766; area 23.86 km²) (municipality of Juist plus the unincorporated islands of Kachelotplate and Memmert, District of Aurich)
04. Langeoog* (pop. 1,972; area 19.67 km²) (District of Wittmund)
05. Norderney* (pop. 5,919; area 26.29 km²) (town, District of Aurich)
06. Saterland (pop. 12,869; area 123.62 km²) (District of Cloppenburg; enclave)
07. Spiekeroog* (pop. 804; area 18.25 km²) (District of Wittmund)
08. Wangerooge* (pop. 985; area 8.67 km²) (municipality of Wangerooge, District of Friesland, plus the islands of Minsener-Oldoog, District of Wesermarsch)

NORDFRIESLAND (NOARD-FRYSLÂN) (pop. 168,160; area 2,050.3 km²)
Frisian language speakers 10,000 (5.95%). The following boroughs are currently part of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, as Ämter (collective municipalities) in the District of Nordfriesland, except where noted. Islands are marked with an asterisk.

01. Amrum* (pop. 2,238; area 20.46 km²) (part of the Amt of Föhr-Amrum)
02. Eiderstedt (pop. 11,598; area 248.97 km²)
03. Föhr* (pop. 8,699. 82.84 km²) (part of the Amt of Föhr-Amrum)
04. Friedrichstadt (pop. 2,492; area 4.03 km²) (Amt-free town)
05. Husum (pop. 22,338; area 25.82 km²) (Amt-free town)
06. Helgoland* (pop. 1,333; area 1.7 km²) (Amt-free municipality, District of Pinneberg)
07. Mittleres Nordfriesland (pop. 20,328; area 594.44 km²)
08. Nordsee-Treene (pop. 22,900; area 412.01 km²)
09. Pellworm* (pop. 1,345; area 57.31 km²)
10. Reußenköge (pop. 343; area 45.91 km²) (Amt-free municipality)
11. Südtondern (pop. 39,283; area 594.44 km²)
12. Sylt* (pop. 21,063; area 99.19 km²) (Amt-free town of Westerland plus the Amt of Landschaft Sylt)
13. Tönning (pop. 5,025; area 44.41 km²) (Amt-free town)
14. Viöl (pop. 9,206; area 177.75 km²)

Total: 55 boroughs in Friesland (pop. 854,167; area 8,522.68 km²). Frisian language speakers 362,000 (42.38%).