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Church in Spanbroek
Church in Spanbroek
Flag of Opmeer
Coat of arms of Opmeer
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Opmeer in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°42′N 4°57′E / 52.700°N 4.950°E / 52.700; 4.950Coordinates: 52°42′N 4°57′E / 52.700°N 4.950°E / 52.700; 4.950
ProvinceNorth Holland
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorGertJan Nijpels (VVD)
 • Total41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
 • Land41.57 km2 (16.05 sq mi)
 • Water0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Elevation[3]0 m (0 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total11,510
 • Density277/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode1660–1663, 1715–1719
Area code0226, 0229

Opmeer (About this sound pronunciation )(West Frisian: Opmar or Obmar) is a municipality and town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Opmeer consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Aartswoud, De Weere, Gouwe, Hoogwoud, Opmeer, Spanbroek, Wadway, Zandwerven.



Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Opmeer, June 2015

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Opmeer consists of 15 seats, which are divided as follows:

The CDA and the Gemeentebelangen Opmeer are in a coalition government.

The town has an online portal with information on services and news.[5]


  1. ^ "college van Burgemeester en Wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Opmeer. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 20 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 1716VS". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Opmeer".

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