Wieringen

Wieringen
Former municipality
Aerial photograph of Oosterland
Aerial photograph of Oosterland
Flag of Wieringen
Flag
Coat of arms of Wieringen
Coat of arms
Dutch Municipality Wieringen 2006.png
Coordinates: 52°54′N 4°58′E / 52°54′N 4°58′E / 52.90; 4.97
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalityHollands Kroon
Area(2006)
 • Total212.50 km2 (82.05 sq mi)
 • Land26.77 km2 (10.34 sq mi)
 • Water185.73 km2 (71.71 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total8,705
 • Density325/km2 (840/sq mi)
 Source: Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.wieringen.nl
Map of North Holland from 1865 with Wieringen still an island

Wieringen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋiːrɪŋə(n)] (About this sound listen)) is part of the new municipality of Hollands Kroon, established in 2012 in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. It is a former municipality in this province, with its name appearing in records of the late 9th and early 10th century. From 1200 it was known as an island, also named Wieringen, which was separated by water from the mainland during one of the disastrous storm floods towards the end of the late Middle Ages that changed the coastline. By draining, dikes and landfill from 1924 to 1932, the island was rejoined to the mainland.

In the 21st century, the local governments proposed a project to restore the insular status of Wieringen by construction of a recreational lake to be called the Wieringerrandmeer. The project was cancelled in 2010 for financial reasons.

Population centres

The former municipality of Wieringen consisted of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Dam, De Haukes, De Hoelm, Den Oever, Hippolytushoef, Hollebalg, Noordburen, Oosterklief, Oosterland, Smerp, Stroe, Vatrop, Westerklief and Westerland.

Other Languages
العربية: فيرينجن
aragonés: Wieringen
Bân-lâm-gú: Wieringen
brezhoneg: Wieringen
català: Wieringen
Deutsch: Wieringen
euskara: Wieringen
فارسی: ویرینگن
français: Wieringen
Frysk: Wieringen
Gaeilge: Wieringen
Bahasa Indonesia: Wieringen
italiano: Wieringen
Basa Jawa: Wieringen
Limburgs: Wieringen
Bahasa Melayu: Wieringen
Nederlands: Wieringen
Nedersaksies: Wieringen
português: Wieringen
română: Wieringen
русский: Виринген
Seeltersk: Wieringen
shqip: Wieringen
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Wieringen
suomi: Wieringen
svenska: Wieringen
Tiếng Việt: Wieringen
Volapük: Wieringen
Winaray: Wieringen
Zeêuws: Wieringen
中文: 威寧根