Castricum

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Castricum
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Street in Castricum
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Flag
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Coat of arms
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Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°33′N4°40′E / 52.550°N 4.667°E / 52.550; 4.667 Coordinates: 52°33′N4°40′E / 52.550°N 4.667°E / 52.550; 4.667
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Government
[1]
  Body Municipal council
   Mayor Toon Mans (VVD)
Area
[2]
  Total60.40 km2 (23.32 sq mi)
  Land49.68 km2 (19.18 sq mi)
  Water10.72 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Elevation
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0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (January 2019) [4]
  Total35,772
  Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castricummer
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1489, 1900–1906, 1920–1921
Area code 0251
Website www.castricum.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Castricum, June 2015 Gem-Castricum-OpenTopo.jpg
Dutch Topographic map of Castricum, June 2015

Castricum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɑstrikɵm] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a municipality and a town in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands.

Contents

Castricum is a seaside town in the province of North Holland. It draws in a fair share of tourists who mainly come to visit the beach and nearby dune landscape. In Castricum's vicinity there is also the lake of Alkmaar-Uitgeest which offers various sailing and windsurfing opportunities.

History

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On 6 October 1799, a Franco-Dutch army under Guillaume Brune defeated an Anglo-Russian army under Ralph Abercromby and the Duke of York in the Battle of Castricum.

Population centres

The municipality of Castricum is made up of the following towns, villages and/or districts: Castricum, Akersloot, Bakkum, De Woude, Limmen.

Transportation

The town is served by Castricum railway station. From here there are 4 trains an hour to Amsterdam, with a journey time of 28 minutes.

Local government

The municipal council of Castricum consists of 23 seats, which are divided as follows:

At the moment, the college van burgemeester en wethouders (the municipal board) is formed by the VVD, CKenG, CDA and D66.

Notable people

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Wim Schermerhorn, 1946

Sport

See also

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References

  1. "Burgemeester Toon Mans" [Mayor Toon Mans] (in Dutch). Gemeente Castricum. Retrieved 26 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 1902CA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. Nico Keuning (1986). "Tirade. Year 30. #301-307". Digital Library for Dutch Literature (in Dutch). Retrieved 6 July 2020.