Nederlek

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Nederlek
Former municipality
Water tower in Krimpen aan de Lek
Water tower in Krimpen aan de Lek
Flag of Nederlek
Flag
Coat of arms of Nederlek
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Nederlek in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°41′E / 51.883°N 4.683°E / 51.883; 4.683Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°41′E / 51.883°N 4.683°E / 51.883; 4.683
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Municipality Krimpenerwaard
Established 1 January 1985
Area[1]
 • 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[2] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[3]
 • Total 14,163
 • Density 509/km2 (1,320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2930–2931, 2940–2941
Area code 0180
Website www.nederlek.nl

Nederlek (About this sound pronunciation ) is a former municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Since 2015 it has been a part of the municipality of Krimpenerwaard.

The former municipality had a population of 14,163 in 2014, and covered an area of 31.24 km2 (12.06 sq mi) of which 3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi) was 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 former municipality consisted 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).

View of Lek River and Lekkerkerk in the distance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 2941ES". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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