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Coordinates: 52°42′55″N 4°56′12″E / 52.71528, 4.93667Coordinates: 52°42′55″N 4°56′12″E / 52.71528, 4.93667
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Opmeer
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,170
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code

Hoogwoud (West Frisian: Hougwoud) is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Opmeer, and lies about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) northeast of Heerhugowaard.

Hoogwoud received city rights in 1414. It was a separate municipality until 1979, when it was merged with Opmeer.[1]

In 2001, the town of Hoogwoud had 3170 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.92 km², and contained 1226 residences.[2] The statistical area "Hoogwoud", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3350.[3]


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.

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