Water tower in Krimpen aan de Lek
Location in South Holland
|Established||1 January 1985|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Trix van der Kluit-de Groot (VVD)|
|• Total||31.24 km2 (12.06 sq mi)|
|• Land||27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)|
|• Water||3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||−1 m (−3 ft)|
|Population (January 2014)|
|• Density||507/km2 (1,310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Nederlek ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 14,095 in 2014, and covers an area of 31.24 km2 (12.06 sq mi) of which 3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi) is covered by water. It was formed on 1 January 1985, by the amalgamation of the municipalities Krimpen aan de Lek and Lekkerkerk. Its name means "Lower Lek", a reference to its location on the Lek River.
There is no town called Nederlek but the municipality consists of the population centres Krimpen aan de Lek and Lekkerkerk. The last town gained notoriety in 1980 when a large amount of toxic waste was found underneath a residential area built in the 1970s. The cost of cleaning up the mess ran up to 188 million guilders (approximately 90 million US dollars).
- "Samenstelling college van b&w" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Nederlek. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 2941ES". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
||Krimpen aan den IJssel||Ouderkerk|
|Ridderkerk / Nieuwe Maas||Lek
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