Den Burg

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Coordinates: 53°3′N 4°48′E / 53.050°N 4.800°E / 53.050; 4.800

Den Burg
Aerial view of Den Burg
Aerial view of Den Burg
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Den Burg in the municipality of Texel.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Den Burg in the municipality of Texel.
Location of Den Burg
Country Netherlands
Province Noord-Holland
Municipality Texel
Population 7,000
Street in Den Burg, with the church in the background.

Den Burg is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Texel on the namesake island, and lies about 12 km north of Den Helder.

Overview[edit]

Located in the middle of the island, Den Burg is the largest city of Texel. It features a historic centre and also the town hall. Outdoor markets are held each week in the main square. Nevertheless, Den Burg is the island's least touristic settlement.

In 2001, Den Burg had 6,160 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town covers 1.47 km² and contains 2,645 residences.[1] The slightly larger statistical district "Den Burg" has a population of around 6,380.[2]

Notable sites[edit]

A monument to the constructed language, Esperanto, is on the corner of Kogerstraat and De Zes. It was constructed in 1935 when Esperanto was widely spoken throughout the island.[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [1]. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Gemeente Op Maat 2004: Texel [2].
  3. ^ "Peace.Maripo.com". 

External links[edit]

Media related to Den Burg at Wikimedia Commons