Zaanstad [ˈzaːn.stɑt] ( listen) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province o North Holland, situatit northwast o Amsterdam. Its main toun is Zaandam. It is pairt o the conurbation an metropolitan aurie o Amsterdam. It haes a population o 150.384 (August 1, 2013).

Zaanstad
Municipality
Windmill "Het Pink"
Windmill "Het Pink"
Banner o Zaanstad
Banner
Coat of airms o Zaanstad
Coat airms
Location of Zaanstad
Coordinates: 52°29′N 4°48′E / 52.48°N 4.80°E / 52.48; 4.80Coordinates: 52°29′N 4°48′E / 52.48°N 4.80°E / 52.48; 4.80
KintraNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
Govrenment
 • MayorG.H. Faber (PvdA)
Area
(2006)
 • Total83.04 km2 (32.06 sq mi)
 • Laund74.25 km2 (28.67 sq mi)
 • Water8.80 km2 (3.40 sq mi)
Population
 (1 Aprile 2011)
 • Total147,141
 • Density1903/km2 (4,930/sq mi)
 Soorce: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.zaanstad.nl

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