Giessen-Nieuwkerk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Giessen-Nieuwkerk is a former town in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is now called Giessenburg. It is also the name of a former municipality, that existed until 1957, when it merged with Peursum to form the new municipality of Giessenburg.[1]

The name means "Giessen-New Church", and refers to the small river Giessen. The town Giessen-Oudekerk ("Giessen-Old Church") is located 2 km southwest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°50′41″N 4°53′36″E / 51.84472°N 4.89333°E / 51.84472; 4.89333