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), and is both a former municipality of North Holland and of Overijssel.

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. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Postcodetool for 8321GT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 3 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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