Wijdemeren

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

Wijdemeren
Loosdrechtse Plassen

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Coat of arms
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°12′N 5°9′E
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
 (August 2017)[5]
  Total23,611
  Density493/km2 (1,280/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 centres

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.

Topography

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Wijdemeren, 2013.

Local government

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 people

Sport

Notes

  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. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.


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