Stede Broec

Stede Broec (pronunciation )(West Frisian: Stee Broek) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. The name Stede Broec derives from "stede" (meaning city) and "broec" (meaning swamp).

Stede Broec
Broekerhaven waterway

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Coat of arms
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°14′E
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
Established1 January 1979
Government
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorRonald Wortelboer (VVD)
Area
  Total16.37 km2 (6.32 sq mi)
  Land14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
  Water1.74 km2 (0.67 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (−3 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
  Total21,581
  Density1,475/km2 (3,820/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1610–1614
Area code0228
Websitewww.stedebroec.nl

Population centres

The municipality of Stede Broec consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Bovenkarspel, Grootebroek, [ and Lutjebroek.

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Stede Broec, June 2015

History

Grootebroek and Bovenkarspel together received city rights in 1364, under the name of Broek. In 1402 Lutjebroek shared in the city rights and Hoogkarspel joined in 1403. Andijk was the fifth to join in 1786. In 1825 the city was dissociated.

Stede Broec is located in the region of West Friesland consisting of all the land surrounded by the Westfriese Omringdijk, a dike which then protected the land against the dangers of the tides of the Zuider Zee.

Local government

The municipal council of Stede Broec consists of 19 seats, which are divided as follows (as of March 3, 2010):

  • CDA - 5 seats
  • Open en Duidelijk Stede Broec - 4 seats
  • PvdA/GroenLinks - 3 seats
  • Gemeentebelangen - 2 seats
  • Onafhankelijke Partij - 2 seats
  • VVD - 2 seats

References

  1. "Portefeuilleverdeling College" [Tasks division of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Stede Broec. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 1611KW". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
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