The Province of Groningen; an enterprising and innovative province
The Province of Groningen has a population of around 583,000 inhabitants, dispersed over 23 municipalities. The Province of Groningen looks back upon a rich history, which stretches back to the early medieval period and - as recent archaeological excavations have shown - even beyond. Today we are a dynamic, enterprising and innovating province, with lots of space for nature and recreation.
A province bustling with economic life
Amidst the green expanses of the Province lies its economic hart: the city of Groningen, home to around 202,000 inhabitants.
Here you find the city's famous state university, several colleges of higher education, the university medical centre, the headquarters of Gasunie and a large number of authorities and service providers.
Moreover, with its main port Eemshaven and the harbour area of Delfzijl the Province of Groningen has a thriving economic growth potential at its disposal. A further major pillar of the Province's economy is agriculture.