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Flag of Drechterland
Coat of arms of Drechterland
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 / 52.700°N 5.183°E / 52.700; 5.183Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°11′E / 52.700°N 5.183°E / 52.700; 5.183
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Established1 January 1979
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMichiel Pijl (CDA)
 • Total80.59 km2 (31.12 sq mi)
 • Land59.89 km2 (23.12 sq mi)
 • Water20.70 km2 (7.99 sq mi)
Elevation−1 m (−3 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total19,597
 • Density327/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
1606–1609, 1616–1617, 1696–1697
Area code0228, 0229

Drechterland is a municipality in the Dutch province of North Holland. In 2019, 19,597 people lived there.

It was created on 1 January 1979 from the former municipalities of Hoogkarspel, Oosterblokker and Westwoud. Until 1980, it was named Bangert. In 2006, the former municipality of Venhuizen was added to Drechterland.

References[change | change source]

  1. "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.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. "Postcodetool for 1616AV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.