Main Births etc
—  Municipality  —
Town centre of Schellinkhout


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 Michiel Pijl (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 (About this sound 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[]

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



Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Drechterland, June 2015

Local government[]

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

  • GBD – 6 seats
  • CDA – 3 seats
  • D66/GroenLinks – 3 seats
  • VVD – 3 seats
  • PvdA – 2 seats


  1. ^ "Samenstelling college van burgemeester en wethouders" (in Dutch). Gemeente Drechterland. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten [Key figures for neighbourhoods]" (in Dutch). CBS Statline. CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1616AV" (in Dutch). Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland. Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand [Population growth; regions per month]" (in Dutch). CBS Statline. CBS. 24 June 2013.,621,624-632&D3=l&LA=EN&HDR=T&STB=G1,G2&VW=T. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 

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