Catrijp

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Catrijp
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The town centre (darkgreen) and the statistical district (lightgreen) of Catrijp in the municipality of Bergen (NH.).
The town centre (darkgreen) and the statistical district (lightgreen) of Catrijp in the municipality of Bergen (NH.).
Coordinates: 52°43′N 4°41′E / 52.717°N 4.683°E / 52.717; 4.683Coordinates: 52°43′N 4°41′E / 52.717°N 4.683°E / 52.717; 4.683
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalityBergen
Population
310

Catrijp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Bergen, and lies about 9 km northwest of Alkmaar.

In 2001, the town of Catrijp had 323 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.09 km², and contained 132 residences.[1]

The name already appears in 1745 as Catryp. This name refers to a strip of land along water, probably water in the dunes. The first part of the name, 'cat' or 'kat', possibly refers to a type of fishing vessel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.