Sliedrecht

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Sliedrecht
Municipality
Former city hall of Sliedrecht
Former city hall of Sliedrecht
Flag of Sliedrecht
Flag
Coat of arms of Sliedrecht
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Sliedrecht in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°46′E / 51.817°N 4.767°E / 51.817; 4.767Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°46′E / 51.817°N 4.767°E / 51.817; 4.767
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Bram van Hemmen (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi)
 • Land 12.83 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
 • Water 1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 4 m (13 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 24,528
 • Density 1,912/km2 (4,950/sq mi)
Demonym Sliedrechter
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3360–3364
Area code 0184
Website www.sliedrecht.nl

Ltspkr.pngSliedrecht (population: 24,528 in 2014) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi) of which 1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi) is covered by water.

The first IKEA store in the Netherlands opened in Sliedrecht in 1978, but it closed in 2006. Sliedrecht is also the site of the Nationaal Baggermuseum (National Dredging Museum) - featuring dredging and salvage.

Public transportation[edit]

Sliedrecht railway station and Sliedrecht Baanhoek railway station are situated on the Elst–Dordrecht railway.

Waterbus route 2:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bram van Hemmen" (in Dutch). Gemeente Sliedrecht. Retrieved 24 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 3361HE". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 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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