Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 24.981; area: 26,99 km². Settlements:
Zuid-Scharwoude (seat), Broek op Langedijk, Koedijk (part), Noord-Scharwoude,
Oudkarspel, Sint Pancras.
On 1 Aug 1941, ordered by the German occupational forces, four villages
merged: Oudkarspel, Noord-Scharwoude, Zuid-Scharwoude and Broek op Langedijk
became one municipality. In 1990 Sint Pancras
and part of Koedijk also became part of Langedijk.