Wognum

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Wognum
Wognum-DSB.jpg
Coat of arms of Wognum
Coat of arms
Dutch Municipality Wognum 2006.png
Coordinates: 52°40′N 5°1′E / 52.667°N 5.017°E / 52.667; 5.017Coordinates: 52°40′N 5°1′E / 52.667°N 5.017°E / 52.667; 5.017
Country Kingdom of the Netherlands
Constituent country  Netherlands
Province North Holland
Government
 • Mayor N. Meijer (VVD)
Area
 • Total 21.42 km2 (8.27 sq mi)
 • Land 21.37 km2 (8.25 sq mi)
 • Water 0.05 km2 (0.02 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 8,130
 • Density 380/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.wognum.nl

Wognum (About this sound pronunciation ) is a former municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Wognum received city rights in 1392 but lost them in 1426. In 2007 it merged with the municipalities of Medemblik and Noorder-Koggenland into the surviving municipality of Medemblik.

Population centres[edit]

The former municipality of Wognum consisted of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Nibbixwoud, Wognum, Zwaagdijk-West, and the hamlet of Wijzend.

Local government[edit]

Before the merger into Medemblik, the municipal council of Wognum consisted of 13 seats, which were divided as follows:

People from Wognum[edit]

  • Dirk-Jan den Ouden (badminton player)
  • Cor Bakker (pianist)

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