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Sneek
Snits
City and former municipality
Gate Waterpoort
Gate Waterpoort
Coat of arms of Sneek
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033°N 5.667°E / 53.033; 5.667Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033°N 5.667°E / 53.033; 5.667
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Municipality Súdwest-Fryslân
Area(2006)
 • Total 34.04 km2 (13.14 sq mi)
 • Land 30.18 km2 (11.65 sq mi)
 • Water 3.85 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 33,115
 • Density 1,097/km2 (2,840/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sneek (Frisian: Snits) is a city in Friesland, in the Netherlands. In history, it is well known. The legendary warrior Pier Gerlofs Donia, fought a battle there. He is buried in the town in the Grote of Martinikerk.