Stede Broec

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Stede Broec
Broekerhaven waterway
Broekerhaven waterway
Flag of Stede Broec
Coat of arms of Stede Broec
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Stede Broec in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°14′E / 52.700°N 5.233°E / 52.700; 5.233Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°14′E / 52.700°N 5.233°E / 52.700; 5.233
ProvinceNorth Holland
Established1 January 1979
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRonald Wortelboer (VVD)
 • Total16.37 km2 (6.32 sq mi)
 • Land14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
 • Water1.74 km2 (0.67 sq mi)
Elevation−1 m (−3 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total21,581
 • Density1,475/km2 (3,820/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0228

Stede Broec (About this soundpronunciation )(West Frisian: Stee Broek) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. The name Stede Broec derives from "stede" (meaning city) and "broec" (meaning swamp).

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Stede Broec consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Bovenkarspel, Grootebroek, [ and Lutjebroek.


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Stede Broec, June 2015


Grootebroek and Bovenkarspel together received city rights in 1364, under the name of Broek. In 1402 Lutjebroek shared in the city rights and Hoogkarspel joined in 1403. Andijk was the fifth to join in 1786. In 1825 the city was dissociated.

Stede Broec is located in the region of West Friesland consisting of all the land surrounded by the Westfriese Omringdijk, a dike which then protected the land against the dangers of the tides of the Zuider Zee.

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Stede Broec consists of 19 seats, which are divided as follows (as of March 3, 2010):

  • CDA - 5 seats
  • Open en Duidelijk Stede Broec - 4 seats
  • PvdA/GroenLinks - 3 seats
  • Gemeentebelangen - 2 seats
  • Onafhankelijke Partij - 2 seats
  • VVD - 2 seats


  1. ^ "Portefeuilleverdeling College" [Tasks division of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Stede Broec. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 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 1611KW". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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