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Alkmaar (population 95,000) is a city in the north-western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.

The municipality also comprises the following towns, villages and townships: Koedijk, Oudorp.

Alkmaar was granted city rights in 1254, and is nowadays mostly known for its Edam cheese markets.

The professional football team AZ is based in Alkmaar.

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