Werkendam

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Werkendam
Municipality
Countryside in Werkendam
Countryside in Werkendam
Flag of Werkendam
Flag
Coat of arms of Werkendam
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Werkendam in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°48′N 4°54′E / 51.800°N 4.900°E / 51.800; 4.900Coordinates: 51°48′N 4°54′E / 51.800°N 4.900°E / 51.800; 4.900
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Carla Breuer (nl) (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 121.76 km2 (47.01 sq mi)
 • Land 104.57 km2 (40.37 sq mi)
 • Water 17.19 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 26,414
 • Density 253/km2 (660/sq mi)
Demonym Werkendammer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4250–4255, 4270–4273
Area code 0183
Website www.werkendam.nl

Werkendam (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. The municipality, part of Land van Heusden en Altena, contains a large part of De Biesbosch area as is located in the province of North Brabant.

Population centres[edit]

Topography[edit]

2013-Werkendam.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Werkendam, 2013.

Transport[edit]

Public transport is by Veolia neighborhood bus to Gorinchem through Sleeuwijk Tol, and by ferry to Boven-Hardinxveld.[5] The bus between Utrecht and Breda, and the bus between Gorinchem and Den Bosch goes through Sleeuwijk Tol.

For road traffic to Dordrecht there is a ferry to cross the Nieuwe Merwede river.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester drs. C.G.J. (Carla) Breuer" (in Dutch). Gemeente Werkendam. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 4251VZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b (Dutch) www.voetveren.nl

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