- For the historical region also named West Friesland, see West Friesland (historical region)
The contemporary region of West Friesland highlighted on a map of the Netherlands
West Friesland (also West Frisia; Dutch: West-Friesland; West Frisian: West-Fryslân) is a contemporary region in the northwestern Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.
The region covers an area of about 800 km2 (309 sq mi), delineated by the Westfriese Omringdijk. It consists of the municipalities of:
Major cities include Hoorn and Alkmaar.
The traditional dialect of the region is the West Frisian dialect of Hollandic Dutch. The contemporary region is similar in size and location to the historical district (gouw) of Westflinge which itself was a part of a much larger historical region of West Friesland.
Coordinates: 52°41′N 5°00′E / 52.683°N 5.000°E