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Velsen
Aerial view of Velsen
Aerial view of Velsen
Flag of Velsen

Flag
Coat of arms of Velsen

Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Velsen in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°28′N 4°37′E / 52.467°N 4.617°E / 52.467; 4.617Coordinates: 52°28′N 4°37′E / 52.467°N 4.617°E / 52.467; 4.617
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorFrank Dales (D66)
Area
 • Total63.05 km2 (24.34 sq mi)
 • Land44.78 km2 (17.29 sq mi)
 • Water18.27 km2 (7.05 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total67,738
 • Density1,513/km2 (3,920/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Velsenaar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1950–1951, 1970–1992, 2070–2082
Area code023, 0251, 0255
Websitewww.velsen.nl
Velsen, monumental house
Velsen, monumental house

Velsen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvɛlzə(n)] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is located on both sides of the North Sea Canal.

On the north side of the North Sea Canal there is a major steel plant, Tata Steel IJmuiden, formerly known as Koninklijke Hoogovens (the town of IJmuiden is actually located south of the canal). The headquarters of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij is located in IJmuiden.

The Kennemerstrand beach on the south side of the canal is at the end of the Kennemerboulevard, which runs south of the Seaport Marina.

To the south is the beach of Bloemendaal aan Zee. In between is a nude beach.

Population centres

The municipality of Velsen consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts:

Gem-Velsen-OpenTopo.jpg

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Velsen, June 2015

Transport

In Velsen, there are the following connections across the North Sea Canal:

Also there used to be the Fast Flying Ferry to Amsterdam.[6] There used to be a railway link between IJmuiden and Amsterdam, the IJmondlijn until 1999, when it was closed.

Local government

Velsen in 1867. The North Sea Canal is shown as planned and partially under construction.
Velsen in 1867. The North Sea Canal is shown as planned and partially under construction.

The municipal council of Velsen consists of 33 seats, which are divided now (2010) as follows:

  • PvdA - 5 seats
  • VVD - 5 seats
  • VL - 5 seats
  • D66V - 5 seats
  • LGV - 4 seats
  • CDA - 3 seats
  • GL - 2 seats
  • SP - 2 seats
  • CU - 1 seat
  • independent member - 1 seat

History

The ruins of a Roman naval base at Velsen are believed to be ancient Flevum[7], which is listed as Phleoum, Romanized to Phleum, in Ptolemy (2.10).[dubious ]

Twin towns

Velsen is twinned with

Notable people

Pim Fortuyn, 2002
Pim Fortuyn, 2002
Lenneke Ruiten, 2015
Lenneke Ruiten, 2015
Sport
Olga Commandeur, 2008
Olga Commandeur, 2008
and

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Waarnemend burgemeester A.E. Koopmanschap" [Interim Mayor A.E. Koopmanschap] (in Dutch). Gemeente Velsen. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1971EN". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ www.connexxion.nl
  6. ^ www.connexxion.nl
  7. ^ Image of Roman Flevum
  8. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 11 December 2019
  9. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 12 December 2019
  10. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 11 December 2019

External links

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