Kaag en Braassem

Kaag en Braassem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌkaːx ʔɛn ˈbraːsəm]) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. It was formed on 1 January 2009, through the merger of Alkemade and Jacobswoude.

Kaag en Braassem
Island of Kaag
Island of Kaag
Flag of Kaag en Braassem
Coat of arms of Kaag en Braassem
Highlighted position of Kaag en Braassem in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°12′N 4°38′E / 52.200°N 4.633°E / 52.200; 4.633Coordinates: 52°12′N 4°38′E / 52.200°N 4.633°E / 52.200; 4.633
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
Established1 January 2009[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMarina van der Velde-Menting (VVD)
Area
 • Total72.24 km2 (27.89 sq mi)
 • Land63.24 km2 (24.42 sq mi)
 • Water9.00 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Elevation−1 m (−3 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[5]
 • Total26,866
 • Density425/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
2355, 2370–2377, 2450–2451, 2465, 2480–2481
Area code0172, 071
Websitewww.kaagenbraassem.nl

Kaag en Braassem consists of 10 towns:

In addition, there are 5 hamlets:


TopographyEdit

 

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Kaag en Braassem, June 2015

Notable peopleEdit

 
Claudia van der Heiligenberg, 2011

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2009" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2009]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Collegeleden" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Kaag en Braassem. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 2371AS". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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