Wieringen

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Satellite image of the northernmost part of the Dutch province of North Holland, showing Wieringen (bottom right) and the island of Texel (center).
Wieringen (population: 8,451 in 2004) is a municipality consisting of the eponymous former island in the northwest of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. There are plans to make Wieringen an island again.

The municipality covers an area of 212.50 km² (of which 185.73 km² water) and includes the following towns, villages and townships: Dam, De Haukes, De Hoelm, Den Oever, Hippolytushoef, Hollebalg, Noordburen, Oosterklief, Oosterland, Smerp, Stroe, Vatrop, Westerklief, Westerland.

Wieringen received city rights in 1432.

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