Albrandswaard

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Albrandswaard
Municipality
White castle in the middle of a pond with some other building on the side
Castle of Rhoon
Blue vertical banner on the left with 3 vertically stacked white shields with 5 blue points each. Alternating red and yellow triangles on the rest of the flag.
Flag
Similar to flag with crown on top and items placed differently.
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Albrandswaard in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°24′E / 51.867°N 4.400°E / 51.867; 4.400Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°24′E / 51.867°N 4.400°E / 51.867; 4.400
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Hans-Christoph Wagner (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 23.76 km2 (9.17 sq mi)
 • Land 21.87 km2 (8.44 sq mi)
 • Water 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 25,044
 • Density 1,145/km2 (2,970/sq mi)
Demonym Albrandswaarder
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3160–3176
Area code 010
Website www.albrandswaard.nl

Albrandswaard (Dutch: [ɑɫˌbrɑntsˈʋaːrt] ( )) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 25,044 as of 2014, and covers an area of 23.76 km2 (9.17 sq mi) of which 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi) is water.

The municipality of Albrandswaard consists of the village of Poortugaal in the west and Rhoon in the east. They were separate municipalities until 1985. The name was taken from the historic municipality of Albrandswaard en Kijvelanden, which existed until 1842, when it joined Poortugaal. Albrandswaard actually is a polder located between Rhoon and Poortugaal.[5]

Both villages have a metro station on Rotterdam Metro line D (Poortugaal station and Rhoon station), which connect them to Rotterdam and to the main railway network from Rotterdam Centraal in the east, and to Hoogvliet and Spijkenisse in the west.

Topography[edit]

2013-Albrandswaard.jpg

Topographic map of the municipality of Albrandswaard, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Board members]. Bestuur en organisatie (in Dutch). Gemeente Albrandswaard. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 3176PD". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra (2006). "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten". KNAW. 

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