Buitenkaag

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Buitenkaag
Village
LocatieHaarlemmermeer.png
The village (darkgreen) and the statistical district (lightgreen) of Buitenkaag in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.
The village (darkgreen) and the statistical district (lightgreen) of Buitenkaag in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.
Coordinates: 52°13′N 4°34′E / 52.217°N 4.567°E / 52.217; 4.567Coordinates: 52°13′N 4°34′E / 52.217°N 4.567°E / 52.217; 4.567
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalityHaarlemmermeer
Population
 (January 2008 [1])
 • Total422
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Buitenkaag is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, and lies about 8 km northeast of Leiden. The name Buitenkaag (Outer Kaag) refers to the town Kaag and the surrounding lake area, the Kagerplassen.

In 2001, the village of Buitenkaag had 247 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.08 km², and contained 107 residences.[2] The wider statistical area of Buitenkaag has a population of around 410.[3]

One of the most distinctive buildings in Buitenkaag is "Gemaal de Leeghwater", a pumping station named after Jan Leeghwater. Built in the mid-19th century to reclaim the Haarlemmermeer lake, it is still operational today.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aantal inwoners per woonkern Archived 2006-12-12 at the Wayback Machine. Ons-Haarlemmermeer.nl, 5 november 2008
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-19. Retrieved 2007-01-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link). Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Gemeente Op Maat 2004: Haarlemmermeer [1][permanent dead link].