Jisp, North Holland

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Jisp
Village
Meadows and water in the area known as the "Wormer- en Jisperveld" in the municipality of Wormerland, as seen in a roughly northernly direction from the road between the villages Jisp and Neck.
Meadows and water in the area known as the "Wormer- en Jisperveld" in the municipality of Wormerland, as seen in a roughly northernly direction from the road between the villages Jisp and Neck.
Coat of arms of Jisp
Coat of arms
LocatieWormerland.png
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Jisp in the municipality of Wormerland.
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Jisp in the municipality of Wormerland.
Coordinates: 52°30′24″N 4°50′56″E / 52.50667°N 4.84889°E / 52.50667; 4.84889Coordinates: 52°30′24″N 4°50′56″E / 52.50667°N 4.84889°E / 52.50667; 4.84889
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalityWormerland
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,130
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Jisp is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Wormerland, and lies about 8 km west of Purmerend.

History[edit]

Jisp, in older forms Gispe (1328, 1387), Gyspe (1344), is named after a river with the same name, that had an open connection to the North Sea. Its river name is a composite of 'gis' and 'apa'. The first part means 'gisten', to foam. The second part has the meaning of water, indicating a place where by tidal influences foaming water occurred. River names containing 'apa' have possibly an prehistoric and Celtic origin, dating back to a period where humans did only live in the area in certain periods of the year to herd their cattle.[1]

Jisp is a former whaling village. It used to be an island in the Zuiderzee.[2] It was a separate municipality until 1991, when it merged with Wormer and Wijdewormer to form the new municipality of Wormerland.[3]

Geography[edit]

Jisp is located in the Wormer- en Jisperveld.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In 2001, the village of Jisp had 318 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 4.3 km², and contained 116 residences.[4] The statistical area "Jisp", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of 1130.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weijnen, A. A. (1939–1940). "Onze Taaltuin. Jaargang 8 · dbnl". DBNL (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 August 2019.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  2. ^ a b DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Netherlands: The Netherlands. DK Publishing. 1 August 2011. p. 175. ISBN 978-0-7566-8476-1.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20060319070600/http://www.cbs.nl/nl-NL/menu/themas/milieu-natuur-ruimte/ruimte/publicaties/cartografie-geografie/geografische-data/2001-bevolkingskernen-in-nederland.htm. Archived from the original on March 19, 2006. Retrieved November 28, 2003. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Gemeente Op Maat 2010: Wormerland" (PDF). Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 29, 2014.

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