Ridderkerk

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Ridderkerk
Municipality
Huys ten Donck
Huys ten Donck
Flag of Ridderkerk
Flag
Coat of arms of Ridderkerk
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Ridderkerk in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°36′E / 51.867°N 4.600°E / 51.867; 4.600Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°36′E / 51.867°N 4.600°E / 51.867; 4.600
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Anny Attema (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi)
 • Land 23.74 km2 (9.17 sq mi)
 • Water 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Elevation[3] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 45,204
 • Density 1,904/km2 (4,930/sq mi)
Demonym Ridderkerker
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2980–2989
Area code 0180
Website www.ridderkerk.nl

Ridderkerk (About this sound pronunciation ) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 45,204 in 2014, and covers an area of 25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi) of which 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi) is covered by water.

The municipality of Ridderkerk also includes the following towns, villages and townships: Bolnes, Oostendam, Rijsoord and Slikkerveer.

Public transport[edit]

Ridderkerk in 1584

Topography[edit]

2013-Ridderkerk.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Ridderkerk, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester en wethouders" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Ridderkerk. 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 2981EA". 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. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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