Slootdorp

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Slootdorp
Village
Map - NL - Municipality code 0463 (2009).svg
The town centre (darkgreen) and the statistical district (lightgreen) of Slootdorp in the former municipality of Wieringermeer.
The town centre (darkgreen) and the statistical district (lightgreen) of Slootdorp in the former municipality of Wieringermeer.
Coordinates: 52°50′32″N 4°58′12″E / 52.84222°N 4.97000°E / 52.84222; 4.97000Coordinates: 52°50′32″N 4°58′12″E / 52.84222°N 4.97000°E / 52.84222; 4.97000
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalityHollands Kroon
Population
(2007)
 • Total1,225
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Slootdorp is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Hollands Kroon, and lies about 19 km southeast of Den Helder.

The village has recently begun a revitalisation project where government owned dwellings to the centre have been replaced with modern homes.

The village is a local hub for farming and a small number of shops. Despite current economic trends, Slootdorp's population has been steadily dwindling. This has left the now rather quaint township in the ideal position of slowly becoming an enclave for those seeking a "Green Change"

The village is serviced by a number of the districts canals which intersect here. A number of local businesses still use these canals as the main method of transport of goods.

In 2001, the village Slootdorp had 1093 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.35 km², and contained 452 residences.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [1]. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.