Castle of Rhoon
Location in South Holland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Hans-Christoph Wagner (PvdA)|
|• Total||23.76 km2 (9.17 sq mi)|
|• Land||21.87 km2 (8.44 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Population (August 2017)|
|• Density||1,151/km2 (2,980/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Albrandswaard (Dutch: [ɑlˌbrɑntsˈʋaːrt] ( listen)) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 25,163 as of 2017, and covers an area of 23.76 km2 (9.17 sq mi) of which 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi) is water.
The municipality of Albrandswaard consists of the village of Poortugaal in the west and Rhoon in the east. They were separate municipalities until 1985. The name was taken from the historic municipality of Albrandswaard en Kijvelanden, which existed until 1842, when it joined Poortugaal. Albrandswaard actually is a polder located between Rhoon and Poortugaal.
Both villages have a metro station on Rotterdam Metro line D (Poortugaal station and Rhoon station), which connect them to Rotterdam and to the main railway network from Rotterdam Centraal in the east, and to Hoogvliet and Spijkenisse in the west.
Topographic map of the municipality of Albrandswaard, Sept. 2014.
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