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Picture of a church
Church in Oudenhoorn
Three horizontal bands, top and bottom green with white saltires (4 on top and 2 on bottom). The centre band and contains a blue curved line from side to side.
Shield with crown. The right side is white with vertical blue line. The top left is yellow with a red lion rampant.
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Bernisse in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°51′N 4°15′E / 51.850°N 4.250°E / 51.850; 4.250Coordinates: 51°51′N 4°15′E / 51.850°N 4.250°E / 51.850; 4.250
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Pauline Bouvy-Koene (VVD)
 • Total 68.46 km2 (26.43 sq mi)
 • Land 57.34 km2 (22.14 sq mi)
 • Water 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 12,384
 • Density 216/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3211–3218, 3227
Area code 0181

Bernisse (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 12,384 in 2014, and covers an area of 68.46 km2 (26.43 sq mi) of which 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi) is water.

The municipality is named after the Bernisse River, which flows right through it from the Spui (river) to the Brielse meer and separates the estuary islands of Voorne and Putten.

The municipality of Bernisse consists of the following communities: Abbenbroek, Biert, Geervliet, Heenvliet, Oudenhoorn, Simonshaven, Zuidland.

The municipality of Bernisse was formed on January 1, 1980, through the amalgamation of the municipalities Abbenbroek, Oudenhoorn, Zuidland, and parts of the municipalities Geervliet (including Simonshaven) and Heenvliet.

Satellite image of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing the Bernisse river (q) and the islands of Voorne (4) and Putten (5)



Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Bernisse, 2013.


  1. ^ "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen]. Bestuur en Organisatie (in Dutch). Gemeente Bernisse. Retrieved 14 July 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 3216AG". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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