Zaanstad

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Zaanstad
Municipality
Windmill Het Pink
Windmill Het Pink
Flag of Zaanstad
Flag
Coat of arms of Zaanstad
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Zaanstad in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°26′N 4°49′E / 52.433°N 4.817°E / 52.433; 4.817Coordinates: 52°26′N 4°49′E / 52.433°N 4.817°E / 52.433; 4.817
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Established 1 January 1974
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Geke Faber (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 83.24 km2 (32.14 sq mi)
 • Land 73.88 km2 (28.53 sq mi)
 • Water 9.36 km2 (3.61 sq mi)
Elevation [3] 1 m (3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 151,109
 • Density 2,045/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode Parts of 1500 range
Area code 075
Website www.zaanstad.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Zaanstad, July 2013

Zaanstad [ˈzaːn.stɑt] ( ) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, situated northwest of Amsterdam. Its main town is Zaandam. It is part of the conurbation and metropolitan area of Amsterdam. It had a population of 151,109 in 2014

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Zaanstad is also mainly a conurbation itself and consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Assendelft, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Westzaan, Wormerveer, Zaandam, Zaandijk. However, being surrounded by countryside and due to its relatively protracted shape that follows the river Zaan, a rural atmosphere is always nearby.

Railway Stations in the Zaanstad Area[edit]

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Zaanstad consists of 39 seats, which are divided as follows:[5]

PvdA (8 seats), VVD (7), ZOG (4), SP (3), GroenLinks (3), D66 (3), CDA (2), TROTS (2), ROSA (2), ChristenUnie (1), Democratisch Zaanstad (1), POV (1), PvdIJ (1), Dissels (1).

Notable tourist attractions[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Zaanstad is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester mr. G.H. Faber (PvdA)" [Mayor G.H. Faber (PvdA)] (in Dutch). Gemeente Zaanstad. Retrieved 6 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 1506MZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "www.zaanstad.nl/bpo/raad/raadsleden/". [dead link]

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