Dirkshorn (West Frisian: Durkshorn) is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. It is a part of the municipality of Schagen, and lies about 9 km north of Heerhugowaard.

Dirkshorn
Village
Former town hall
Former town hall
Dirkshorn is located in Netherlands
Dirkshorn
Dirkshorn
Location in the Netherlands
Dirkshorn is located in North Holland
Dirkshorn
Dirkshorn
Location in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°45′N 4°47′E / 52.750°N 4.783°E / 52.750; 4.783Coordinates: 52°45′N 4°47′E / 52.750°N 4.783°E / 52.750; 4.783
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalitySchagen
Area
 • Total10.17 km2 (3.93 sq mi)
Elevation−0.4 m (−1.3 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total1,550
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1746[1]
Dialing code0224

The village was first mentioned in 1573 as Dierickshorn, and means "corner of Dierick (person)".[3] Dirkshorn is a dike village which developed in the Late Middle Ages.[4]

The Dutch Reformed church is a Gothic Revival church which was built in 1868 to replace the 1659 church.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 1 May 2022. two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 1746AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Dirkshorn - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  4. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Saskia van Ginkel-Meester (2006). "Dirkshorn" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. Retrieved 1 May 2022.