Waterland

Waterland (pronunciation ) is a municipality in the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland. It is situated north of Amsterdam, on the western shore of the Markermeer. It is well-known for comprising the touristy towns of Broek in Waterland and Marken.

Waterland
Marken, municipality of Waterland

Flag

Coat of arms
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°27′N 5°2′E
CountryNetherlands
Province North Holland
Established1 January 1991
Government
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorLuzette Wagenaar-Kroon (CDA)
Area
  Total115.66 km2 (44.66 sq mi)
  Land52.11 km2 (20.12 sq mi)
  Water63.55 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (−3 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
  Total17,275
  Density332/km2 (860/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Waterlander
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1140–1156, 1452–1454
Area code0299
Websitewww.waterland.nl

Population centres

The municipality of Waterland consists of the following cities, towns, villages and districts: Broek in Waterland, Ilpendam, Katwoude, Marken, Monnickendam, Overleek, Uitdam, Watergang, Zuiderwoude.

Topography

Topographic map of the municipality of Waterland, 2013.

Local government

The municipal council of Waterland consists of 17 seats, which are divided as follows:

  • Waterland95 – 3 seats
  • Algemeen Belang – 2 seats

Notable people

Sport

References

  1. "College van burgemeester & wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Waterland. Retrieved 23 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 1141GV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 23 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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