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Ternaard is a village in the municipality Dongeradeel located in the northeast of the province of Friesland between Dokkum and the Wadden Sea.
Around 800 Ternaard was first mentioned. It was called "Tununfurt" . Later also the names Tunawert, Thunewerd, Tonauwer, Tijnnawerdt, Tennaard were used. The words "Furt", "Wert" and "werdt" were synonyms for "wierde", a manmade hill. What Tunun means is unknown, possibly related to the Thunder and Odin. Ternaard with about 1420 inhabitants is one of the larger villages in the Dongeradeel. Ternaard previously belonged to the town Dongeradeel West. The mayor of the municipality lived in Ternaard. In the municipal reorganization of the province of Friesland (1984), the municipality Dongeradeel West merged with the municipality Oostdongeradeel and the town of Dokkum into the new Dongeradeel.
In Ternaard is a neighborhood supermarket, butchers, kindergarten, an elementary school, a health center, a homeopathic practice and a retirement home. There is also a bus service to Dokkum and Leeuwarden.
Ternaard in sport has a billiard club, a football club, a tennis club a bounce, a bocce and volleyball.The (late Gothic) Grote Kerk dates from the 16th century. This church has a fine 17th-century interior.
Ternaard the Mennonite church has merged with the Mennonite church-Holwerd Blija in the new town-Holwerd Blija and Ternaard. In October 2007, the last service held in the Baptist church Ternaard. This church building has been sold.
The Reformed Church in 1921 was designed by Ane Nauta.
Ternaard features an oceanic climate (Köppen Cfb).