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Katwijk is a coastal municipality and town in the province of South Holland, which is situated in the mid-western part of the Netherlands.The Oude Rijn ("Old Rhine") river flows through the town and into the North Sea. Katwijk is located on the North Sea, northwest of Leiden and 16 km north of The Hague. It shares its borders with the municipalities of Noordwijk, Teylingen, Oegstgeest, Leiden, and Wassenaar.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of, of which is water.Katwijk is by far the largest town in the so-called Duin- en Bollenstreek ("Dune and Bulb Region").DistrictsThe town consists of a number of districts, including namesakes Katwijk aan den Rijn and Katwijk aan Zee. On 1 January 2005 the various districts had the following populations:*Katwijk aan den Rijn (5,916)*Katwijk aan Zee (22,405)*Katwijk-Noord (13,845)*Rijnsburg (15,450)*Valkenburg (3,904) Lying on the coast, Katwijk aan Zee is (and has always been) the larger town. Katwijk aan den Rijn lies just slightly inland. Rijnsburg is situated east of Katwijk aan den Rijn whereas Valkenburg finds itself to the south. Katwijk-Noord is situated north of Katwijk aan Zee.
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