Binnenmaas

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Binnenmaas
Municipality
Lake Binnenmaas
Lake Binnenmaas
Coat of arms of Binnenmaas
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Binnenmaas in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°48′N 4°33′E / 51.800°N 4.550°E / 51.800; 4.550Coordinates: 51°48′N 4°33′E / 51.800°N 4.550°E / 51.800; 4.550
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor André Borgdorff (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 75.57 km2 (29.18 sq mi)
 • Land 69.26 km2 (26.74 sq mi)
 • Water 6.31 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Elevation[3] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 28,682
 • Density 414/km2 (1,070/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3270–3274, 3295–3299
Area code 0186, 078
Website www.binnenmaas.nl

Binnenmaas (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 28,682 in 2014, and covers an area of 75.57 km2 (29.18 sq mi) of which 6.31 km2 (2.44 sq mi) is water. It is named after the lake of the same name.

The municipality was formed on January 1, 1984, by the merger of the municipalities Puttershoek, Maasdam, Mijnsheerenland, Westmaas, and Heinenoord. On January 1, 2007, the municipality 's-Gravendeel was added to Binnenmaas.

The municipality of Binnenmaas consists of the following communities: Blaaksedijk, De Wacht, Goidschalxoord, 's-Gravendeel, Greup, Heinenoord, Kuipersveer, Maasdam, Maasdijk, Mijnsheerenland, Puttershoek, Reedijk, Schenkeldijk, Sint Anthoniepolder, Westdijk, Westmaas and Zwanegat.

Topography[edit]

2013-Binnenmaas.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Binnenmaas, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college van B&W" [Composition board of mayor and aldermen]. Bestuur en Organisatie (in Dutch). Gemeente Binnenmaas. 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 3299XG". 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. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

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