Velsen-Noord

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Velsen-Noord
Town
LocatieVelsen.png
The village (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Velsen-Noord in the municipality of Velsen.
The village (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Velsen-Noord in the municipality of Velsen.
Coordinates: 52°28′20″N 4°38′39″E / 52.47222°N 4.64417°E / 52.47222; 4.64417Coordinates: 52°28′20″N 4°38′39″E / 52.47222°N 4.64417°E / 52.47222; 4.64417
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Velsen
Population (dec. 2005)
 • Total 5,260
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Velsen-Noord is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Velsen, and lies about 10 km north of Haarlem.

The village Velsen-Noord has a population of around 4960.[1] The statistical area "Velsen-Noord", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 5260.[1]

From 1865 on, when the construction on the North Sea Canal began, the town of Velsen, which originated in Roman times, was split in two parts. The northern part was known as Wijkeroog. Circa 1920, when municipality Beverwijk was planning to annex its surrounding villages, Velsen renamed Wijkeroog to Velsen-Noord (and Velsen itself to Velsen-Zuid) to indicate clearly that it was part of the municipality.

In 1918, the steel producer Koninklijke Hoogovens was established in Velsen-Noord along the North Sea Canal. Its blast furnaces have defined the landscape of this town since then. The Hoogovensmuseum was opened in 2009 by the Stichting Industrieel Erfgoed Hoogovens (SIEHO) in order to preserve the industrial heritage of this historic steel producing site.

Velsen-Noord

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.