Wijdemeren (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, on the western border of Het Gooi region.

Wijdemeren
Loosdrechtse Plassen
Loosdrechtse Plassen
Flag of Wijdemeren
Flag
Coat of arms of Wijdemeren
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Wijdemeren in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°12′N 5°9′E / 52.200°N 5.150°E / 52.200; 5.150Coordinates: 52°12′N 5°9′E / 52.200°N 5.150°E / 52.200; 5.150
CountryNetherlands
Province North Holland
Established1 January 2002[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorFreek Ossel (acting) (PvdA)
Area
 • Total76.36 km2 (29.48 sq mi)
 • Land47.86 km2 (18.48 sq mi)
 • Water28.50 km2 (11.00 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[5]
 • Total24,013
 • Density502/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1230–1244, 1394, 3625
Area code0294, 035
Websitewww.wijdemeren.nl

Wijdemeren contains many lakes. In the north(east) Spiegelplas and Ankeveense Plassen, in the (south)west Loosdrechtse Plassen.

Population centresEdit

The municipality of Wijdemeren consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Ankeveen, Boomhoek, Breukeleveen, 's-Graveland, Kortenhoef, Muyeveld, Nederhorst den Berg, Nieuw-Loosdrecht, Oud-Loosdrecht.

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Wijdemeren, 2013.

Local governmentEdit

Parties Seats 2006-2010 Seats 2010-2014 Seats 2014-2018
CDA 5 3 7
Dorpsbelangen 5 9 4
VVD 4 3 3
D66 / 1 3
PvdA-GL (5) (3) 2
PvdA 3 2
GL 2 1
Total 19 19 19

Notable peopleEdit

 
Tjalling Koopmans, 1967
Sport

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2002" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2002]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Dhr. M.E. Smit" (in Dutch). Gemeente Wijdemeren. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 1231KB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  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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