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Heerhugowaard [North Holland, Municipality] (The Netherlands)
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adopted 16 Nov 1953
Heerhugowaard municipalityNumber of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 47.313; area: 39,99 km². Settlements: Heerhugowaard (seat), Broekhorn, Butterhuizen, De Noord, Draai, Frik, Kabel, 't Kruis, Veenhuizen, Verlaat.
Heerhugowaard was originally the lake in which Count Willem II was killed in 1256. The lake was made dry in 1625-1631. "Heer Hugo" was Hugo van Assendelft, lord of the castle of Medemblik during the reign of Count Floris V. Heer Hugo was killed when the Westfriezen revolted after the murder of Floris, and destroyed the castle of Medemblik (1296).
Heerhugowaard CoA image from this website.
Granted 8 Dec 1936.