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Location in North Holland
|Established||1 January 1974|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Jan Hamming (PvdA)|
|• Total||83.24 km2 (32.14 sq mi)|
|• Land||73.88 km2 (28.53 sq mi)|
|• Water||9.36 km2 (3.61 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|Population (August 2017)|
|• Density||2,090/km2 (5,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Postcode||Parts of 1500 range|
Zaanstad [ˈzaːnstɑt] (listen) is a Dutch municipality in the province of North Holland, situated northwest of Amsterdam. Its main city is Zaandam. It is part of the conurbation and metropolitan area of Amsterdam. It had a population of 154,442 in 2017
The municipality of Zaanstad is also mainly a conurbation itself and consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Assendelft, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Westzaan, Wormerveer, Zaandam, Zaandijk. However, being surrounded by countryside and due to its relatively protracted shape that follows the river Zaan, a rural atmosphere is always nearby.
Railway stations in Zaanstad
- Koog aan de Zaan railway station (formerly Koog Bloemwijk)
- Krommenie-Assendelft railway station
- Wormerveer railway station
- Zaandam railway station
- Zaandam Kogerveld railway station
- Zaandijk Zaanse Schans railway station (formerly Koog-Zaandijk)
The municipal council of Zaanstad consists of 39 seats, which are divided as follows:
Notable tourist attractions
Notable people from Zaanstad
- Ali B (born 1981), Dutch rap musician
- Han Bennink (born 1942), jazz drummer and percussionist
- Emine Bozkurt (born 1967), politician
- Hanneke Ippisch (1925–2012), member of the Dutch resistance in World War II
- Floris Takens (1940–2010), mathematician
- Piet Zwart (1885–1977), graphic designer, industrial designer and typographer
Twin towns – sister cities
Zaanstad is twinned with:
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