Lansingerland

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Lansingerland
Municipality
Aerial view of Berkel en Rodenrijs
Aerial view of Berkel en Rodenrijs
Flag of Lansingerland
Flag
Coat of arms of Lansingerland
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Lansingerland in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°59′N 4°30′E / 51.983°N 4.500°E / 51.983; 4.500Coordinates: 51°59′N 4°30′E / 51.983°N 4.500°E / 51.983; 4.500
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Established 1 January 2007[1]
Government[2]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Ewald van Vliet (VVD)
Area[3]
 • Total 56.37 km2 (21.76 sq mi)
 • Land 54.28 km2 (20.96 sq mi)
 • Water 2.09 km2 (0.81 sq mi)
Elevation[4] −5 m (−16 ft)
Population (January 2014)[5]
 • Total 57,188
 • Density 1,054/km2 (2,730/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2650–2665
Area code 010
Website www.lansingerland.nl

Lansingerland is the name for the new municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. It was formed on 1 January 2007, by the merger of the municipalities of Berkel en Rodenrijs, Bleiswijk and Bergschenhoek, collectively known as the "B-Triangle".

The name was chosen from a competition and derived from the name Lansingh, the height-of-land between the Delfland and Schieland Water Boards, which runs between the "B-Triangle" villages. The choice of name is symbolic: the name of the border that formerly divided the area, now unites it. The "h" in Lansingh was dropped to ease spelling.

Lansingerland consists of the following communities:

Topography[edit]

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Lansingerland, 2013.

Politics[edit]

On 18 September 2007 Ewald van Vliet was installed as the first mayor of Lansingerland. The municipal council of Lansingerland consists of 31 seats. They were last contested in March 2010 and the results were as follows:

Council seats
Party 2010
Partij van de Arbeid (Nederland) - PvdA 3
Christen Democratisch Appèl - CDA 6
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie - VVD 6
GroenLinks 1
Leefbaar 3B 9
Partij tot Behoud Huis de Haas 1
Nieuw Rechts 0
D66 2
ChristenUnie 3
Total 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2007" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2007]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Samenstelling B&W" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Lansingerland. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 2662SB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "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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