Heerjansdam

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Heerjansdam (About this sound pronunciation ) is a village in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. It has a population of 3,590. It is a former municipality that merged with Zwijndrecht in 2003.[1]

History[edit]

Heerjansdam in 1867.

It was originally called "Heren Heyenland", a name which first appeared in a document from 1323. In 1331, Hendrik of Brederode started to build dikes around the Zwijndrechtse Waard. This project was financed by eight other persons, including Jan of Rosendaele, who subsequently were made landlords of the Waard. On November 25, 1368, Jan of Rosendaele renamed it to Heerjansdam (Dutch for "Lord John's dam").

Notable people born in Heerjansdam[edit]

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 51°50′N 4°34′E / 51.833°N 4.567°E / 51.833; 4.567