Edam-Volendam

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Edam-Volendam
Municipality
Aerial view of Edam-Volendam
Aerial view of Edam-Volendam
Flag of Edam-Volendam
Flag
Coat of arms of Edam-Volendam
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Edam-Volendam in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°30′N 5°3′E / 52.500°N 5.050°E / 52.500; 5.050Coordinates: 52°30′N 5°3′E / 52.500°N 5.050°E / 52.500; 5.050
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Willem van Beek (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 24.78 km2 (9.57 sq mi)
 • Land 16.31 km2 (6.30 sq mi)
 • Water 8.47 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Elevation[3] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 28,925
 • Density 1,773/km2 (4,590/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 1130–1135, 1470–1477
Area code 0299
Website www.edam-volendam.nl

Edam-Volendam (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, consisting of the towns of Edam and Volendam, whose centres lie just 3 km apart. Since 2016, the former municipality of Zeevang has been part of Edam-Volendam.

Edam-Volendam has about 35,000 inhabitants and covers an area of about 80 km².

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Edam-Volendam consists of 25 seats, which are divided as follows (2016):

  • Lijst Kras - 6 seats
  • Volendam '80 - 4 seats
  • CDA - 4 seats
  • Zeevangs Belang - 4 seats
  • VVD - 3 seats
  • GroenLinks - 3 seats
  • PvdA - 1 seat

Topography[edit]

The harbour at Volendam
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Edam-Volendam, January 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gegevens collegeleden" [Data of members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Edam-Volendam. Retrieved 3 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 1132KN". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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