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1837 map of the Krimpenerwaard
Krimpenerwaard landscape on an October morning in 2009
Vlist polder. The Vlist River is in the distance by the houses.

The Krimpenerwaard, located in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands, is the rural area just south of Gouda and just east of the Rotterdam conurbation. It is borderd on the north by the river Hollandse IJssel, on the south by the river Lek and on the east by the stream Vlist.[1]

Krimpenerwaard obtains its name from the town located in its western corner, Krimpen aan den IJssel. ("Krimp" used to mean a bend in a river.) "Waard" is the Dutch word for an interfluvial area between the winter dikes of different river channels (in this case, the Lek and the Hollandse IJssel).[2] There are other such waarden in this area. The Lopikerwaard lies to the east; the Zuidplaspolder to the west. The name Krimpenerwaard first appeared in the historical records in 944.

The towns and villages in the Krimpenerwaard are:


  1. ^ This is a translation of the article by the same name on the Dutch version of Wikipedia.
  2. ^ Wang, Y., Koopmans, B. N., & Pohl, C., "The 1995 Flood in the Netherlands Monitored from Space - a Multisensor Approach"

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Coordinates: 51°58′56″N 4°46′54″E / 51.98222°N 4.78167°E / 51.98222; 4.78167