Hoeksche Waard

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Satellite image of the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta, showing the island of Hoekse Waard (6)

The Hoekse Waard (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦuksə ˈʋaːrt]; pre-1947 spelling: Hoeksche Waard) is an island between the Oude Maas, Dordtsche Kil, Hollands Diep, Haringvliet and Spui rivers in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. The island, part of the namesake municipality of Hoeksche Waard, is a mostly agricultural region, south of the outskirts of Rotterdam. The Hoeksche Waard consists of reclaimed land (polders): after the Saint Elisabeth flood of 1421 most of the area was flooded. The land has been reclaimed gradually in the following centuries.[1]

Former municipalities[edit]

The Hoeksche Waard formerly consisted of the following municipalities until these were merged on 1 January 2019:

Surrounding waters[edit]

The Hoeksche Waard is separated:


  1. ^ Karel Leenders (1999). "Geschiedenis van de Hoeksche Waard" (in Dutch).

External link[edit]

Media related to Hoeksche Waard at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°47′N 4°21′E / 51.78°N 4.35°E / 51.78; 4.35