Kaag

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Kaag
Location of Kaag
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district of De Kaag (light green) in the municipality of Alkemade.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district of De Kaag (light green) in the municipality of Alkemade.
Municipality Kaag en Braassem
Population 328

Coordinates: 52°13′N 4°33′E / 52.217°N 4.550°E / 52.217; 4.550 De Kaag is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Kaag en Braassem, and lies about 8 km northeast of Leiden.

De Kaag lies on an island, Kagereiland, in a lake system called the Kaag Lakes (Kagerplassen). To reach De Kaag, a ferry is taken from Buitenkaag.

De Kaag is also part of an area called the Duin- en Bollenstreek ("Dune and Bulb Region").

The town is conventionally referred to as "De Kaag", but the name reported on both English and Dutch maps is just "Kaag".

In 2001, the village of De Kaag had 328 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.09 km², and contained 138 residences.[1] The larger statistical district "De Kaag" has a population of around 440.[2]

The village is first mentioned in 1308, called "Kaghe", meaning "lands outside the dike". Until the end of the 16th century De Kaag was the largest settlement in the Alkemade area.

Historic view of Kagerplassen by Marinus Heijnes

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: Alkemade [2].