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Coat of arms of Kedichem
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°51′36″N 5°3′1″E / 51.86000°N 5.05028°E / 51.86000; 5.05028
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Municipality Leerdam
Population (1 januari 2006) 860
Kedichem, church

Kedichem is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is located about 7 km northeast of the city of Gorinchem, in the municipality of Leerdam.

Kedichem was a separate municipality until 1986, when it merged with Leerdam.[1] In the same year Kedichem became nationally known in The Netherlands when extreme leftwing activists burned down a hotel there to prevent a joined meeting of the nationalist Centre Party and Centre Democrats parties, causing a number of injuries.[2]


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Bert Klandermans, Nonna Mayer. Extreme right activists in Europe: through the magnifying glass. p. 39. 

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Coordinates: 51°52′N 5°03′E / 51.867°N 5.050°E / 51.867; 5.050