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—  Municipality  —
Town centre of Schellinkhout
Drechterland vlag.svg
Drechterland wapen.svg
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Drechterland in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°11′E / 52.7, 5.183Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°11′E / 52.7, 5.183
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Established 1 January 1979
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Rob van der Riet (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[3] −1 m (−3.3 ft)
Population (May 2013)[4]
 • Total 19,289
 • Density 326/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 1606–1609, 1616–1617, 1696–1697
Area code 0228, 0229

Drechterland (Loudspeaker pronunciation ) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. The municipality was formed in 1979, in a merger of the former municipalities of Hoogkarspel, Westwoud en Oosterblokker. Its original name, Bangert, was changed to "Drechterland" in 1980. In 2006, the former municipality of Venhuizen was added to Drechterland.

Population centres Edit

The municipality of Drechterland consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Hem, Hoogkarspel, Oosterblokker, Oosterleek, Schellinkhout, Venhuizen, Westwoud, Wijdenes.



Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Drechterland, June 2015

Local government Edit

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

References Edit

External linksEdit

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