Urk

municipality in Flevoland, the Netherlands

Urk is a town and municipality in the province of Flevoland, the Netherlands. It has about 20,000 people (2016).

Urk
Current town and former island of Urk
Current town and former island of Urk
Flag of Urk
Flag
Map - NL - Municipality code 0184 (2009).svg
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Urk in a municipal map of Flevoland
Location in Flevoland
Coordinates: 52°40′N 5°36′E / 52.667°N 5.600°E / 52.667; 5.600Coordinates: 52°40′N 5°36′E / 52.667°N 5.600°E / 52.667; 5.600
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceFlevoland
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorPieter van Maaren (CDA)
Area
 • Total111.86 km2 (43.19 sq mi)
 • Land13.15 km2 (5.08 sq mi)
 • Water98.71 km2 (38.11 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total20,776
 • Density1,580/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Urker
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
8320–8324
Area code0527
Websitewww.urk.nl

Urk is a former island and well-known for its fishery activities.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Samenstelling college B&W" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Urk. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. "Postcodetool for 8321GT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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