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Windmill Het Pink
Windmill Het Pink
Flag of Zaanstad
Coat of arms of Zaanstad
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Zaanstad in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Established 1 January 1974
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Geke Faber (PvdA)
 • Total 83.24 km2 (32.14 sq mi)
 • Land 73.88 km2 (28.53 sq mi)
 • Water 9.36 km2 (3.61 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1 m (3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[6]
 • Total 151,109
 • Density 2,045/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode Parts of 1500 range
Area code 075
Website .nl.zaanstadwww
Dutch Topographic map of Zaanstad, Sept. 2014

Zaanstad is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, situated northwest of Amsterdam. Its main town is Zaandam. It is part of the conurbation and metropolitan area of Amsterdam. It had a population of 151,109 in 2014

Population centres

The municipality of Zaanstad is also mainly a conurbation itself and consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Assendelft, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Westzaan, Wormerveer, Zaandam, Zaandijk. However, being surrounded by countryside and due to its relatively protracted shape that follows the river Zaan, a rural atmosphere is always nearby.

Railway Stations in the Zaanstad Area

Local government

The municipal council of Zaanstad consists of 39 seats, which are divided as follows:[7]

PvdA (8 seats), VVD (7), ZOG (4), SP (3), GroenLinks (3), D66 (3), CDA (2), TROTS (2), ROSA (2), ChristenUnie (1), Democratisch Zaanstad (1), POV (1), PvdIJ (1), Dissels (1).

Notable tourist attractions

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Zaanstad is twinned with:


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External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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