Waterland

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Waterland
Municipality
Marken town centre
Marken town centre
Flag of Waterland
Flag
Coat of arms of Waterland
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Waterland in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°27′N 5°2′E / 52.450°N 5.033°E / 52.450; 5.033Coordinates: 52°27′N 5°2′E / 52.450°N 5.033°E / 52.450; 5.033
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Established 1 January 1991
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Luzette Wagenaar-Kroon (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 115.66 km2 (44.66 sq mi)
 • Land 52.11 km2 (20.12 sq mi)
 • Water 63.55 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
Elevation[3] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 17,154
 • Density 329/km2 (850/sq mi)
Demonym Waterlander
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 1140–1156, 1452–1454
Area code 0299
Website www.waterland.nl
Famous lighthouse near Marken

Waterland (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is located north of Amsterdam, on the western shore of the Markermeer.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Waterland consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Broek in Waterland, Ilpendam, Katwoude, Marken, Monnickendam, Overleek, Uitdam, Watergang, Zuiderwoude.

Topography[edit]

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Waterland, 2013.

Local government[edit]

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

  • CDA - 5 seats
  • GroenLinks - 3 seats
  • Waterland95 - 3 seats
  • Algemeen Belang - 2 seats
  • PvdA - 2 seats
  • VVD - 2 seats

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College van burgemeester & wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Waterland. Retrieved 23 March 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 1141GV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 23 March 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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