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) 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.
In April 2017, Katwijk had a population of 64.589 and covers an area of 31.13 km2 (12.02 sq mi), of which 6.59 km2 (2.54 sq mi) is water.
Katwijk is by far the largest town in the Duin- en Bollenstreek ("Dune and Bulb Region").
The 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:
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