Waterland

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This article is about Waterland, Netherlands. For other uses, see Waterland (disambiguation).
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 (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 17,164
 • 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. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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