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Texel (population: 13,733) is an island in the North Sea, belonging to the Netherlands (province of North Holland). It's the biggest and most populated of the Frisian Islands[?] and also the westernmost of this chain, which extends to Denmark.

The island forms one municipality . It covers an area of 585.96 km² (of which 416.14 km² water).

Texel is known for its wildlife, particularly in winter, when birds of prey and geese take up residence.

The municipality of Texel consists the following towns, villages and townships: Bargen[?], De Cocksdorp[?], De Koog[?], De Nes[?], De Waal[?], Den Burg[?], Den Hoorn[?], Dijkmanshuizen[?], Driehuizen[?], Harkebuurt[?], 't Horntje[?], Midden-Eierland[?], Molenbuurt[?], Nieuweschild[?], Noorderbuurt[?], Ongeren[?], Oost[?], Oosterend[?], Oudeschild[?], Spang[?], Spijkdorp[?], Tienhoven[?], Westermient[?], Zevenhuizen[?], Zuid-Eierland[?].

There is a ferry to Den Helder.

See also Battle of Texel.

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Texel is also a computer graphics term, the abbreviation of texture mapping pixel.

Textures are composed of texels, that will be combined in various ways into a graphics card before being shown on the screen.

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