Vierpolders

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Vierpolders
Village
Coat of arms of Vierpolders
Coat of arms
LocatieBrielle.png
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Vierpolders in the municipality of Brielle.
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Vierpolders in the municipality of Brielle.
Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°11′E / 51.883°N 4.183°E / 51.883; 4.183Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°11′E / 51.883°N 4.183°E / 51.883; 4.183
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Municipality Brielle
Population (1 June 2007)
 • Total 993
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vierpolders is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Brielle, and lies about 5 km north of Hellevoetsluis.

In 2001, the village of Vierpolders had 993 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.21 km², and contained 397 residences.[1] The statistical area "Vierpolders", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 1740.[2]

Vierpolders was a separate municipality between 1817 and 1980, when it became part of Brielle.[3] The name of the village, literally "four polders", refers to the municipality, that consisted of the polders Nieuwland, Veckhoek, Oud-Helvoet, and Oude-Gote. The village and the municipality were previously also named "Nieuwland".

Vierpolders en omgeving uit: Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, J. Kuyper 1867

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]