Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden is a city and municipality in Friesland in the Netherlands. It is the provincial capital of the States of Friesland. The municipality has a population of 122,293.
The region has been continuously inhabited since the 10th century. It came to be known as Leeuwarden in the early 9th century AD and was granted city privileges in 1435. It is the main economic hub of Friesland, situated in a green and water-rich environment.