Moordrecht

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Moordrecht
Town
Flag of Moordrecht
Flag
Coat of arms of Moordrecht
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°59′10″N 4°40′05″E / 51.98611°N 4.66806°E / 51.98611; 4.66806Coordinates: 51°59′10″N 4°40′05″E / 51.98611°N 4.66806°E / 51.98611; 4.66806
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Municipality Zuidplas
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.moordrecht.nl

Ltspkr.pngMoordrecht (population: 8.112 in January 2007) is a town and a former municipality in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands, situated along the river Hollandse IJssel.

In September 2006, 93% of the population of Moordrecht choose by referendum to pursue a merger with the neighboring municipalities Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel and Zevenhuizen-Moerkapelle. Only 7% choose to merge with Gouda. Based on this result, the town council decided to form the new municipality Zuidplas in 2010 with Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel and Zevenhuizen-Moerkapelle.

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