Castricum

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Castricum
Municipality
Street in Castricum
Street in Castricum
Flag of Castricum
Flag
Coat of arms of Castricum
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Castricum in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°33′N 4°40′E / 52.550°N 4.667°E / 52.550; 4.667Coordinates: 52°33′N 4°40′E / 52.550°N 4.667°E / 52.550; 4.667
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Toon Mans (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 60.37 km2 (23.31 sq mi)
 • Land 49.67 km2 (19.18 sq mi)
 • Water 10.70 km2 (4.13 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 34,244
 • Density 689/km2 (1,780/sq mi)
Demonym Castricummer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 1489, 1900–1906, 1920–1921
Area code 0251
Website www.castricum.nl

Castricum (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.

Castricum is a seaside town in the province of North Holland. It draws in a fair share of tourists who mainly come to visit the beach and nearby dune landscape. In Castricum's vicinity one also finds the lake of Alkmaar-Uitgeest which offers various sailing and windsurfing opportunities.

History[edit]

Dorpskerkcastricum.jpg

On 6 October 1799, a Franco-Dutch army under Guillaume Brune defeated an Anglo-Russian army under Ralph Abercromby and the Duke of York in the Battle of Castricum.

Population centres[edit]

Dutch Topographic map of Castricum, July 2013

The municipality of Castricum is made up of the following towns, villages and/or districts: Castricum, Akersloot, Bakkum, De Woude, Limmen.

Transportation[edit]

The town is served by Castricum railway station. From here there are 4 trains an hour to Amsterdam, with a journey time of 28 minutes.

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Castricum consists of 23 seats, which are divided as follows:

  • VVD - 5 seats
  • Castricum Kern(en) Gezond (CKenG) - 4 seats
  • GDB[1] - 3 seats
  • PvdA - 3 seats
  • CDA - 3 seats
  • GroenLinks - 2 seats
  • D66 - 2 seats
  • De Vrije Lijst - 1 seat

At the moment, the college van burgemeester en wethouders (the municipal board) is formed by the VVD, CKenG, CDA and D66.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester Toon Mans" [Mayor Toon Mans] (in Dutch). Gemeente Castricum. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1902CA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

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