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Former city hall of Oostvoorne
Former city hall of Oostvoorne
Flag of Westvoorne
Highlighted position of Westvoorne in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°4′E / 51.867°N 4.067°E / 51.867; 4.067Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°4′E / 51.867°N 4.067°E / 51.867; 4.067
ProvinceSouth Holland
Established1 January 1980
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorPeter de Jong (PvdA)
 • Total97.48 km2 (37.64 sq mi)
 • Land53.23 km2 (20.55 sq mi)
 • Water44.25 km2 (17.09 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total14,463
 • Density272/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0181
Dutch Topographic map of Westvoorne, July 2013

Westvoorne (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality on the island Voorne-Putten in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 97.48 km2 (37.64 sq mi) of which 44.25 km2 (17.09 sq mi) is water. It had a population of 14,463 in 2017.

The municipality of Westvoorne was formed on 1 January 1980, through the merger of the former municipalities of Oostvoorne and Rockanje.[5] It consists the population centres of Oostvoorne, Rockanje, Tinte and Helhoek.


In 2011 Westvoorne has received the QualityCoast Gold Award for its efforts to become a sustainable tourism destination. Because of this award Westvoorne has been selected for inclusion in the global atlas for sustainable tourism DestiNet.[6]

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  1. ^ "B&W leden" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Westvoorne. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 3235AP". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]
  6. ^ Sustainable Tourism Destination EUCC [2]
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 31 May 2019

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