Town centre of Schellinkhout
Coat of arms
Location in North Holland
|Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°11′E|
|Established||1 January 1979|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Michiel Pijl (CDA)|
|• Total||80.74 km2 (31.17 sq mi)|
|• Land||59.10 km2 (22.82 sq mi)|
|• Water||21.64 km2 (8.36 sq mi)|
|Elevation||−1 m (−3 ft)|
|• Density||329/km2 (850/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
1606–1609, 1616–1617, 1696–1697
|Area code||0228, 0229|
The municipality of Drechterland consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Hem, Hoogkarspel, Oosterblokker, Oosterleek, Oosterwijzend, Schellinkhout, Venhuizen, Westerwijzend, Westwoud, Wijdenes.
Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Drechterland, June 2015
The municipal council of Drechterland consists of 17 seats, which are divided as follows:
- Jan Jacobszoon May van Schellinkhout (17th c., born in Schellinkhout) a Dutch seafarer and explorer, eponymn of Jan Mayen
- Cornelis Jacobsen Mey (17th c., born in Schellinkhout) a Dutch explorer, captain and fur trader
- Wilhelmus Nuyens (1823 in Avenhorn - 1894) a Dutch historian
- Hendrik Offerhaus (1875 in Venhuizen – 1953) a Dutch rower and bronze medallist in the 1900 Summer Olympics
- Vincent Mentzel (born 1945 Hoogkarspel) a Dutch newspaper photographer, embraces photorealism
- Mathieu Boots (born 1975 in Venhuizen) a Dutch retired football player with over 250 club caps
- Thomas Koenis (born 1989 in Hoogkarspel) a Dutch professional basketball player
- Erik Schouten (born 1991 in Westwoud) a Dutch professional footballer with 140 caps with FC Volendam
- "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.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 1616AV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11 (1913), Wilhelmus Nuyens retrieved 16 November 2019