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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 in the Wadden Sea 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 of 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 by a graphics card before being shown on the screen.