Obdam

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Obdam
Former town hall
Former town hall
Coat of arms of Obdam
Coat of arms
Dutch Municipality Obdam 2006.png
Coordinates: 52°40′28″N 4°54′14″E / 52.67444°N 4.90389°E / 52.67444; 4.90389Coordinates: 52°40′28″N 4°54′14″E / 52.67444°N 4.90389°E / 52.67444; 4.90389
Country Kingdom of the Netherlands
Constituent country  Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Koggenland
Area
 • Total 20.95 km2 (8.09 sq mi)
 • Land 20.64 km2 (7.97 sq mi)
 • Water 0.31 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 6,800
 • Density 329/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.obdam.nl

Obdam (About this sound pronunciation ) is a former municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. The municipality ceased to exist on 1 January 2007 when it merged with Wester-Koggenland to form the new municipality of Koggenland.

Population centres[edit]

The area of the former municipality of Obdam consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Berkmeer, Hensbroek, Obdam, Wogmeer (partly).

Train services[edit]

These services currently (2014), depart for Hoorn, from platform 1, at xx.00 and xx.30 minutes past the hour. Travel time to Amsterdam is just 55 minutes.

Chronology[edit]

Local government[edit]

Before the merger, the last municipal council of Obdam consisted of 13 seats, which were divided as follows:

  • CDA - 5 seats
  • Gemeente Partij Obdam - 4 seats
  • PvdA - 2 seats
  • VVD - 2 seats

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