Krommenie

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Krommenie
De Nicolaaskerk The old city hall
Coat of arms of Krommenie
Coat of arms
Location of Krommenie
The statistical district of Krommenie in the municipality of Zaanstad.
The statistical district of Krommenie in the municipality of Zaanstad.
Country Netherlands
Province Noord-Holland
Municipality Zaanstad
Area
 • Total 540 ha (1,330 acres)
Population 17,410

Coordinates: 52°30′N 4°46′E / 52.500°N 4.767°E / 52.500; 4.767

Krommenie ([ˌkrɔməˈni]) is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Zaanstad, and lies about 15 km northeast of Haarlem.

Krommenie was a separate municipality until 1974, when the new municipality of Zaanstad was created.[1]

The statistical district "Krommenie", which covers the village and the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 17,410.[2]

Krommenie is the first city in the world to have a solar bikepath (SolaRoad), a path made of a transparent surface over solar cells to generate electricity fed back to the grid. The path, over 70 meters long, is to test engineering feasibility.

Train services[edit]

The town is served by Krommenie-Assendelft railway station. From here there are 4 trains an hour to Amsterdam in one direction and Uitgeest – Alkmaar in the other, with a journey time of 25 minutes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 24, 2006. Retrieved July 24, 2006. . As of 1 January 2005.

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