Drechterland

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Drechterland
Municipality
Town centre of Schellinkhout
Town centre of Schellinkhout
Flag of Drechterland
Flag
Coat of arms of Drechterland
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Drechterland in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°11′E / 52.700°N 5.183°E / 52.700; 5.183Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°11′E / 52.700°N 5.183°E / 52.700; 5.183
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Established 1 January 1979
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Rob van der Riet (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 80.74 km2 (31.17 sq mi)
 • Land 59.10 km2 (22.82 sq mi)
 • Water 21.64 km2 (8.36 sq mi)
Elevation[3] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 19,257
 • Density 326/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 1606–1609, 1616–1617, 1696–1697
Area code 0228, 0229
Website www.drechterland.nl

Drechterland (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. The municipality was formed in 1979, in a merger of the former municipalities of Hoogkarspel, Westwoud en Oosterblokker. Its original name, Bangert, was changed to "Drechterland" in 1980. In 2006, the former municipality of Venhuizen was added to Drechterland.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Drechterland consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Hem, Hoogkarspel, Oosterblokker, Oosterleek, Schellinkhout, Venhuizen, Westwoud, Wijdenes.

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Drechterland consists of 17 seats, which are divided as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college van burgemeester en wethouders" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Drechterland. Retrieved 28 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 1616AV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 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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