Castricum

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Castricum
Municipality

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Coat of arms
Location of Castricum.
Coordinates: 52°33′N 4°40′E / 52.55°N 4.67°E / 52.55; 4.67Coordinates: 52°33′N 4°40′E / 52.55°N 4.67°E / 52.55; 4.67
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
Government
Area(2006)
 • Total59.92 km2 (23.14 sq mi)
 • Land49.50 km2 (19.11 sq mi)
 • Water10.42 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 • Total34,830
 • Density704/km2 (1,820/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Websitewww.castricum.nl
 
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Castricum
Municipality

Flag

Coat of arms
Location of Castricum.
Coordinates: 52°33′N 4°40′E / 52.55°N 4.67°E / 52.55; 4.67Coordinates: 52°33′N 4°40′E / 52.55°N 4.67°E / 52.55; 4.67
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
Government
Area(2006)
 • Total59.92 km2 (23.14 sq mi)
 • Land49.50 km2 (19.11 sq mi)
 • Water10.42 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 • Total34,830
 • Density704/km2 (1,820/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Websitewww.castricum.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Castricum, July 2013

Castricum (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.

Castricum is a seaside town in the province of North Holland. It draws in a fair share of tourists who mainly come to visit the beach and nearby dune landscape. In Castricum's vicinity one also finds the lake of Alkmaar-Uitgeest which offers various sailing and windsurfing opportunities.

History[edit]

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On 6 October 1799, a Franco-Dutch army under Guillaume Brune defeated an Anglo-Russian army under Ralph Abercromby and the Duke of York in the Battle of Castricum.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Castricum is made up of the following towns, villages and/or districts: Castricum, Akersloot, Bakkum, De Woude, Limmen.

Transportation[edit]

The town is served by Castricum railway station. From here there are 4 trains an hour to Amsterdam, with a journey time of 28 minutes.

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Castricum consists of 23 seats, which are divided as follows:

At the moment, the college van burgemeester en wethouders (the mayor plus the members of the municipal executive) is formed by the VVD, CKenG, CDA and D66.

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