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Wognum

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 52°40′N 5°1′E / 52.667, 5.017Coordinates: 52°40′N 5°1′E / 52.667, 5.017
Country Kingdom of the Netherlands
Constituent country  Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Medemblik
Government
 • Mayor N. Meijer (VVD)
Area
 • Total 21.42 km2 (8.27 sq mi)
 • Land 21.37 km2 (8.25 sq mi)
 • Water 0.05 km2 (0.02 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 8,130
 • Density 380/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website wognum.nl

Wognum (About this sound pronunciation ) is a former municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Wognum received city rights in 1392 but lost them in 1426. In 2007 it merged with the municipalities of Medemblik and Noorder-Koggenland into the surviving municipality of Medemblik.

Population centres[]

The former municipality of Wognum consisted of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Nibbixwoud, Wognum, Zwaagdijk-West, and the hamlet of Wijzend.

Local government[]

Before the merger into Medemblik, the municipal council of Wognum consisted of 13 seats, which were divided as follows:

  • CDA - 6 seats
  • D66 - 3 seats
  • PvdA - 2 seats
  • VVD - 2 seats

People from Wognum[]

  • Dirk-Jan den Ouden (badminton player)
  • Cor Bakker (pianist)

References[]


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Wognum. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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