Westpoort

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Not to be confused with Westport. ‹See Tfd›
The location of Westpoort in Amsterdam
Westpoort (Amsterdam)
District of Amsterdam
Country  Netherlands
Province North Holland
COROP Amsterdam
Area
 • Total 14 sq mi (35 km2)
 • Land 10 sq mi (26 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 400
 • Density 40/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
The Westhaven harbour

Westpoort (Dutch for Western Gate) is the main harbour and industrial area of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and is located in the north-western part of the city. It is divided in industrial areas Teleport, Sloterdijk areas I, II and II, De Heining and the harbour area (Havengebied). It is home to over 1500 companies and an estimated 45 000 people are employed in the area.[1]

It is considered to be one of the fifteen stadsdelen (boroughs) of Amsterdam, but unlike the other fourteen, it does not have its own council. It is instead governed directly by the central municipal council because of its so few inhabitants.

The northern border of the area is formed by the North Sea Canal. The district borders the Amsterdam boroughs West and Nieuw-West and the municipality Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude (with the village Halfweg).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amsterdam.nl - Westpoort (Dutch only)

Coordinates: 52°24′21″N 4°49′16″E / 52.40583°N 4.82111°E / 52.40583; 4.82111