Papendrecht

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Papendrecht
Municipality
Drawbridge in Papendrecht
Drawbridge in Papendrecht
Flag of Papendrecht
Flag
Coat of arms of Papendrecht
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Papendrecht in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°50′N 4°41′E / 51.833°N 4.683°E / 51.833; 4.683Coordinates: 51°50′N 4°41′E / 51.833°N 4.683°E / 51.833; 4.683
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Kees de Bruin (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 10.79 km2 (4.17 sq mi)
 • Land 9.48 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
 • Water 1.31 km2 (0.51 sq mi)
Elevation[3] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 32,140
 • Density 3,390/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
Demonym Papendrechter
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3350–3356
Area code 078
Website www.papendrecht.nl

Papendrecht (About this sound pronunciation ) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, at the crossing of the River Beneden Merwede and the Noord River. The municipality had a population of 32,140 in 2014 and covers an area of 10.79 km2 (4.17 sq mi) of which 1.31 km2 (0.51 sq mi) is water.

Although Papendrecht is first mentioned in documents dating back to 1105, it remained a small settlement until the 1950s. In the 1960s its development accelerated and almost its entire area is now urbanized. It is, however, known for its 180-year-old linden tree by the river.

Detail of Papendrecht from 1615.

Topography[edit]

2013-Papendrecht.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Papendrecht, 2013.

Transportation[edit]

Papendrecht has two Water taxi stops, one at the Beneden Merwede River, and one at the Noord River. The entire trajectory of the Water taxi is:

Papendrecht also has a relatively high density of bus connections, mostly provided by Arriva.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester de Bruin" [Mayor De Bruin] (in Dutch). Gemeente Papendrecht. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 3351PB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "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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