Vlist

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Vlist
Municipality
Flag of Vlist
Flag
Coat of arms of Vlist
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Vlist in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°46′E / 51.967°N 4.767°E / 51.967; 4.767Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°46′E / 51.967°N 4.767°E / 51.967; 4.767
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Established 1 January 1985
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Aaltina Evenhuis (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 56.51 km2 (21.82 sq mi)
 • Land 53.71 km2 (20.74 sq mi)
 • Water 2.80 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 9,706
 • Density 181/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2850–2855
Area code 0182
Website www.gemeentevlist.nl

Vlist (About this sound pronunciation ) is a village and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 56.51 km2 (21.82 sq mi) of which 2.80 km2 (1.08 sq mi) is water. It had a population of 9,706 in 2014.

On 1 January 1985, the municipalities of Haastrecht, Stolwijk, and Vlist were merged and the new municipality was named after the little river Vlist.

The municipality of Vlist includes the population centres of Haastrecht, Stolwijk, and Vlist.

The Vlist is a river in South Holland which runs from Schoonhoven to Haastrecht where it empties into the Hollandsche IJssel. It passes Schoonhoven, Bonrepas, Vlist and Haastrecht. The river stretches as the crow flies about 10 kilometres (6 miles). The Vlist is a bog river and was formerly used as a basin for polders around the river; there were a lot of windmills on the banks of the river for pumping water. Previously, the Vlist was used for the transport of goods, particularly from Schoonhoven to Utrecht. Today the river has a tourist function. In particular cyclists and pedestrians use the area for their tours. In the summer the roads beside the Vlist are filled with cyclists and hikers. The river itself is often navigated with canoes which can be hired in Haastrecht. In the winter when the river is frozen, the Two Provinces trip is organized for the ice-skate enthusiasts. Famously, along this river (at Bonrepas) Wilhelmina of Prussia, wife of William V, was stopped on June 28, 1787 by patriots from Gouda and then brought to a farm on the Goejanverwelle Lock.

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Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Vlist is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "mw. A.Z. Evenhuis (Aaltina)" [Mrs. A.Z. Evenhuis (Aaltina)] (in Dutch). Gemeente Vlist. Retrieved 25 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 2821AS". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bač". Skgo.org. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 

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