IJsselmonde (island)

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Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°31′E / 51.867°N 4.517°E / 51.867; 4.517

Satellite image of the Rhine-Meuse delta, showing the island of IJsselmonde (9)
Map of IJsselmonde

IJsselmonde is a river island between the Nieuwe Maas, Noord and Oude Maas branches rivers of the Rhine-Meuse delta in the Dutch province of South Holland. The city of Rotterdam now occupies most of the northern part of the island and includes the eponymous former village of IJsselmonde, once a separate community. The island was once a rich agricultural region, but is mostly suburbs today. Only the mid-south parts of the island have retained their agricultural character.

Boundaries[edit]

IJsselmonde is separated by these waterways:

Municipalities and regions[edit]

IJsselmonde consists of the following six municipalities:

Albrandswaard, Barendrecht, Ridderkerk and Rotterdam belong to the region of Rijnmond, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht and Zwijndrecht belong to the region of Zuid-Holland Zuid.

Zwijndrechtse Waard[edit]

Originally the Zwijndrechtse Waard, on which the municipalities of Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht and Zwijndrecht and the village of Rijsoord (partially) lie, was a separate river island, the western branch of river Waal separating the two. However, as the Waal stretch has been closed off at both ends, the Waard is now generally considered to be part of IJsselmonde.

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