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Oegstgeest is a town and municipality in the province of South Holland in the western Netherlands. Its population was in.LocationThe municipality of Oegstgeest covers an area of of which is water. Oegstgeest lies just to the north of Leiden, with which it is conjoined in a conurbation. Oegstgeest is a separate municipality, but it is effectively a suburb of Leiden. The municipality of Katwijk is to the west, the municipality of Teylingen to the north, the Kaag Lakes which, according to legend, was dedicated by Willibrord. The existence of this church is an indication that there may have been a community there.From the 11th to the 14th century, Oegstgeest enjoyed a period of progress. This ended when Leiden was granted city rights. The carrying out of trades and construction were no longer permitted within a certain distance from the city. In 1399, the heerlijkheid of Oegstgeest and that of Poelgeest were merged because their declining populations could no longer afford to pay the required taxes to the Count of Holland.
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