Gouwe is a hamlet in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Opmeer, and lies about 11 km northwest of Hoorn.

Gouwe
Hamlet
Gouwe. Dorp bij Opmeer..JPG
Gouwe is located in Netherlands
Gouwe
Gouwe
Location in the Netherlands
Gouwe is located in North Holland
Gouwe
Gouwe
Location in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°43′44″N 4°57′40″E / 52.72889°N 4.96111°E / 52.72889; 4.96111Coordinates: 52°43′44″N 4°57′40″E / 52.72889°N 4.96111°E / 52.72889; 4.96111
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalityOpmeer
Area
 • Total2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Elevation−0.4 m (−1.3 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total240
 • Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1718[1]
Dialing code0226

The hamlet was first mentioned in 1437 as "bij de Gowe", and refers to a stream. The etymology of the word is unclear.[3] The centre of the hamlet has place name sign, however the remainder of the hamlet is unmarked. It used to home to 190 people in 1840.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 1718AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Gouwe - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Gouwe". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 May 2022.