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Morra is a hamlet in Dongeradeelmarker, Friesland, the Netherlandsmarker with roughly 250 inhabitant. It was not consolidated when various other hamlets within the parish were consolidated into one village. Within the hamlet stands a church with a characteristic 13th century tower. Highway N-361 runs just to the south of the hamlet.

Morra was surrounded by fens, marshland, which are now cultivated. The name Morra means marshland in Frisian, and is related to the English word moor.

The people in Morra are predominately Frisians and speak West Frisian. The hamlet is very socially organized, having locally produced drama productions, an orchestra, and a handball club.

Morra is adjacent to the hamlet of Lioessens and they are administered together as a pair (dubbeldorp) sharing facilities such as the local sports field and the primary school. There was a station called Morra-Lioessens on the North Friesland Railway, which opened in 1913 and closed in 1935, although it reopened again briefly during World War II from May 1940 to July 1942.

External links

  • "Morra" from the official website of Dongeradeel Municipality, in Dutch
  • "Morra" Maplace aerial view of Morra



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