Stede Broec

Stede Broec

Broekerhaven waterway


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Stede Broec in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°14′E / 52.700°N 5.233°E / 52.700; 5.233Coordinates: 52°42′N 5°14′E / 52.700°N 5.233°E / 52.700; 5.233
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Established 1 January 1979
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Marian Goldschmeding (PvdA)
  Total 16.37 km2 (6.32 sq mi)
  Land 14.63 km2 (5.65 sq mi)
  Water 1.74 km2 (0.67 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1 m (−3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 21,478
  Density 1,468/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 1610–1614
Area code 0228

Stede Broec ( pronunciation )(West Frisian: Stee Broek) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. The name Stede Broec derives from "stede" (meaning city) and "broec" (meaning swamp).

Population centres

The municipality of Stede Broec consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Bovenkarspel, Grootebroek, [ and Lutjebroek.

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Stede Broec, June 2015


Grootebroek and Bovenkarspel together received city rights in 1364, under the name of Broek. In 1402 Lutjebroek shared in the city rights and Hoogkarspel joined in 1403. Andijk was the fifth to join in 1786. In 1825 the city was dissociated.

Stede Broec is located in the region of West Friesland consisting of all the land surrounded by the Westfriese Omringdijk, a dike which then protected the land against the dangers of the tides of the Zuider Zee.

Local government

The municipal council of Stede Broec consists of 19 seats, which are divided as follows (as of March 3rd 2010):


  1. "Portefeuilleverdeling College" [Tasks division of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Stede Broec. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 1611KW". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
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