Houtrijk en Polanen

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Houtrijk en Polanen is a former municipality in the Dutch province of North Holland. It existed from 1817 to 1863, when it was merged with Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude. [1]

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

North Holland Province of the Netherlands

North Holland is a province of the Netherlands located in the northwestern part of the country. It is situated on the North Sea, north of South Holland and Utrecht, and west of Friesland and Flevoland. In 2015, it had a population of 2,762,163 and a total area of 2,670 km2 (1,030 sq mi).

Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude Former municipality in North Holland, Netherlands

Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude[ˌɦaːrlɛmərˈlidə ʔɛn ˌspaːrnˈʋʌudə](listen) is a former municipality in the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland. It had a population of 5,760 in August 2017. On 1 January 2019, it merged with the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.

Houtrijk en Polanen was the area on the south side of the former IJ Bay between Haarlem and Amsterdam, around the town of Halfweg.

IJ (Amsterdam) lake, formerly a bay, in Amsterdam

The IJ is a body of water, formerly a bay, in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is known for being Amsterdam's waterfront. Its name is from an obsolete Dutch word meaning "water". The name consists of the digraph ij, which behaves like a single letter. Therefore both letters are capitalized; cf. IJmuiden.

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Halfweg Village in North Holland, Netherlands

Halfweg is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Previously a part of the municipality of Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude, it is currently a part of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer and lies about 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Haarlem. Its name, which translates as "halfway," comes from its location approximately halfway between Haarlem and Amsterdam.

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References

  1. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten , KNAW, 2006.

Coordinates: 52°23′02″N4°45′12″E / 52.383877°N 4.753261°E / 52.383877; 4.753261

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