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Drechterland
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Flag of Drechterland
Flag
Coat of arms of Drechterland
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Drechterland in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Country  Netherlands
Province  North Holland
Established 1 January 1979
Area
 • Total 80.74 km2 (31.17 sq mi)
 • Land 59.10 km2 (22.82 sq mi)
 • Water 21.64 km2 (8.36 sq mi)
Elevation
−1 m (−3.3 ft)
Population
 (May 2014)
 • Total 19,278
 • Density 326/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1606–1609, 1616–1617, 1696–1697
Area code 0228, 0229

Drechterland is a municipality in the Dutch province of North Holland. In 2019, 19,597 people lived there.

It was created on 1 January 1979 from the former municipalities of Hoogkarspel, Oosterblokker and Westwoud. Until 1980, it was named Bangert. In 2006, the former municipality of Venhuizen was added to Drechterland.

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