Warmenhuizen

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Warmenhuizen
Town
Catholic church in Warmenhuizen
Catholic church in Warmenhuizen
LocatieHarenkarspel.png
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Warmenhuizen in the former municipality of Harenkarspel.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Warmenhuizen in the former municipality of Harenkarspel.
Coordinates: 52°43′21″N 4°44′23″E / 52.72250°N 4.73972°E / 52.72250; 4.73972Coordinates: 52°43′21″N 4°44′23″E / 52.72250°N 4.73972°E / 52.72250; 4.73972
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Schagen
Population (2005)
 • Total 5,600
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Warmenhuizen (West Frisian: Wermehúze) is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Schagen, and lies about 8 km northwest of Heerhugowaard.

In 2001, the town of Warmenhuizen had 4,925 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.5 km², and contained 1812 residences.[1] The statistical area "Warmenhuizen", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 5940.[2]

An agricultural community. The area surrounding the town produces mainly dairy products, cabbage/potatoes, and hot house flowers. Mainly a Roman Catholic community featuring two churches, an old Protestant one, fallen into disuse, built in 16th century and a more modern Roman Catholic church constructed in the early 20th century.

Warmenhuizen was a separate municipality until 1990, when it was merged with Harenkarspel.[3] Harenkarspel merged with Schagen in 2013.

Notable people born in Warmenhuizen[edit]

  • Pieter Jacob Albrecht Adriani, (1879-1974),
  • Sjouke Westra (1907–1993)
  • Joop Klant (1915-1994)
  • Guus Sötemann (1920-2002)
  • Klaas Boot (1927–2003)
  • Wilfred Klaver (1963)
  • Matthé Pronk (1974)
  • Maarten van der Weijden (1981)
  • Jos Pronk (1983)
  • Marco van Duin, (1987)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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