Drechterland

Drechterland (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdrɛxtərlɑnt] (listen)) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. The municipality was formed in 1979, in a merger of the former municipalities of Hoogkarspel, Westwoud and Oosterblokker. Its original name, Bangert, was changed to "Drechterland" in 1980. In 2006, the former municipality of Venhuizen was added to Drechterland.

Drechterland
Town centre of Schellinkhout
Town centre of Schellinkhout
Flag of Drechterland
Coat of arms of Drechterland
Highlighted position of Drechterland in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°11′E / 52.700°N 5.183°E / 52.700; 5.183Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°11′E / 52.700°N 5.183°E / 52.700; 5.183
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
Established1 January 1979
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMichiel Pijl (CDA)
Area
 • Total80.59 km2 (31.12 sq mi)
 • Land59.89 km2 (23.12 sq mi)
 • Water20.70 km2 (7.99 sq mi)
Elevation−1 m (−3 ft)
Population
 (January 2021)[4]
 • Total19,838
 • Density331/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1606–1609, 1616–1617, 1696–1697
Area code0228, 0229
Websitewww.drechterland.nl

Population centresEdit

The municipality of Drechterland consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts:

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Drechterland, June 2015

Local governmentEdit

The municipal council of Drechterland consists of 17 seats, which are following the 2022 municipal elections as follows:

  • SPD - 4 seats
  • CDA – 4 seats
  • PDL – 3 seats
  • VVD – 3 seats
  • GBD – 3 seats

Notable peopleEdit

 
Vincent Mentzel, 1973

SportEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college van burgemeester en wethouders" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Drechterland. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1616AV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  5. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11 (1913), Wilhelmus Nuyens retrieved 16 November 2019

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