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North Holland


North Holland: (Dutch: Noord-Holland) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the northwest part of the country. Its capital is Haarlem. Other cities include the country's capital Amsterdam, Hilversum, Alkmaar and Zaandam.

Geography: North Holland forms a peninsula between the North Sea and the IJsselmeer. More than half of the province consists of reclaimed land in the form of polders and is below sea level. The island of Texel is also part of North Holland.

North Holland is divided into 65 municipalities (local government areas):

West-Friesland is a region that is part of North Holland (not of the province of Friesland). It consists of Alkmaar, Andijk, Drechterland, Enkhuizen, Harenkarspel, Heerhugowaard, Hoorn, Langedijk, Medemblik, Niedorp, Noorder-Koggenland, Obdam, Opmeer, Schagen, Stede Broec, Venhuizen, Wervershoof, Wester-Koggenland and Wognum.

For Spaarnwoude, see Velsen, Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude, and Railway_stations_in_the_Netherlands#H.

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