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Dutch Municipality Wester-Koggenland 2006.png
Coordinates: 52°37′N 4°57′E / 52.617°N 4.950°E / 52.617; 4.950Coordinates: 52°37′N 4°57′E / 52.617°N 4.950°E / 52.617; 4.950
Country Kingdom of the Netherlands
Constituent country  Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Koggenland
 • Total 62.59 km2 (24.17 sq mi)
 • Land 59.99 km2 (23.16 sq mi)
 • Water 2.60 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 13,757
 • Density 229/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.wester-koggenland.nl

Wester-Koggenland (About this sound pronunciation ) is a former municipality of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. The municipality ceased to exist on 1 January 2007 when it merged with Obdam to form the new municipality of Koggenland.

Population centres[edit]

The area of the former municipality of Wester-Koggenland consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Avenhorn, Berkhout, De Goorn, Oudendijk, Rustenburg, Scharwoude, Spierdijk, Ursem, Wogmeer (partly), Zuidermeer.

Local government[edit]

Before the merger, the last municipal council of Wester-Koggenland consisted of 15 seats, which were divided as follows:

  • CDA - 5 seats
  • Gemeentebelangen - 4 seats
  • VVD - 3 seats
  • PvdA - 2 seats
  • Fractie Mollet - 1 seat