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Enkhuizen is a city and municipality in the region of West Friesland, in the Dutch province of North-Holland. The municipality is located on both the Markermeer and the IJsselmeer. In the municipality of 18,310 inhabitants living in an area of 116.04 km ² (of which 103.62 km ² water) (February 1, 2012, source: CBS). The Enkhuizen municipality comprises the same city the village and hamlet Oosterdijk Westeinde.
Enkhuizen is known as the "Herring City" because of its past as a center for the herring fishery. The city is, among other things because the water sports, an important tourist center (marinas, Fairytale Wonderland, Zuiderzeemuseum). In addition, the town has internationally renowned seed companies and horticulture, as well as a cluster of plastic industry. Enkhuizen is still Enkhuizens speaking, a West Frisian dialect.
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