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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
 • Total109.91 km2 (42.44 sq mi)
 • Land11.53 km2 (4.45 sq mi)
 • Water98.38 km2 (37.98 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total20,421
 • Density1,771/km2 (4,590/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" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  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. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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