Water tower of Strijen
Location in South Holland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Aart-Jan Moerkerke (VVD)|
|• Total||57.70 km2 (22.28 sq mi)|
|• Land||50.85 km2 (19.63 sq mi)|
|• Water||6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Population (January 2014)|
|• Density||171/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Strijen (population: 8,678 in 2014) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality, covering an area of 57.70 km2 (22.28 sq mi) of which 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi) is water, is located on the Hoeksche Waard island along the Hollands Diep estuary.
Strijen hosts a public library, swimming pool, a small shopping centre and a local museum.
Furthermore, Strijen is home to an important and welcome resting stop for migrating birds, especially geese. During winter, the endangered Eurasian Spoonbill uses this area as a foraging ground.
- "College van B & W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Strijen. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 3291AK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.