Alkmaar, Mpumalanga

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Coordinates: 25°26′56″S30°49′59″E / 25.449°S 30.833°E / -25.449; 30.833 Coordinates: 25°26′56″S30°49′59″E / 25.449°S 30.833°E / -25.449; 30.833
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Mbombela
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)

Alkmaar is a hamlet on the Crocodile River some 18 km west of Nelspruit, South Africa. It is named after Alkmaar in the Netherlands. [1]

Hamlet (place) small settlement in a rural area

A hamlet is a small human settlement. In different jurisdictions and geographies, hamlets may be the size of a town, village or parish, be considered a smaller settlement or subdivision or satellite entity to a larger settlement. The word and concept of a hamlet have roots in the Anglo-Norman settlement of England, where the old French hamlet came to apply to small human settlements. In British geography, a hamlet is considered smaller than a village and distinctly without a church.

Crocodile River (Mpumalanga) river, tributary of the Komati, in South Africa

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Alkmaar City and municipality in North Holland, Netherlands

Alkmaar[ˈɑl(ə)kmaːr](listen) is a city and municipality in the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland. Alkmaar is well known for its traditional cheese market. For tourists, it is a popular cultural destination.



Alkmaar is located in the middle of the Schagen Valley, between Nelspruit and Montrose along the R539 (also accessible via the N4, from which it is 18 km to Nelspruit). Alkmaar lies at an altitude of 696 meters and can also be reached by train.


There is an ecotrial in Alkmaar that visitors can participate in to become aware of nature and the special environment. The Crocodile River flows nearby Alkmaar.

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