Krimpen aan de Lek

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Krimpen aan de Lek
Flag of Krimpen aan de Lek
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Coat of arms of Krimpen aan de Lek
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Coordinates: 51°53′35″N 4°37′39″E / 51.89306°N 4.62750°E / 51.89306; 4.62750
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Municipality Krimpenerwaard
Population (2006) 6,540[1]

Coordinates: 51°53′35″N 4°37′39″E / 51.89306°N 4.62750°E / 51.89306; 4.62750

Krimpen aan de Lek in 1867.

Krimpen aan de Lek is a town on the Lek River in the municipality of Krimpenerwaard, province of South Holland, the Netherlands. It had 6,607 inhabitants in 2008.[2]

The name Krimpen comes from the archaic word "Krempener", meaning "river crossing". Therefore Krimpen aan de Lek means "Crossing on the Lek".

Krimpen aan de Lek is a quiet and scenic village with 3 elementary schools.

Krimpen aan de Lek was a separate municipality until 1985, when it merged with Lekkerkerk to create the new municipality of Nederlek.[3]

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  1. ^ Gemeente op maat, CBS, 2006
  2. ^ Gemeentegids 2008 Nederlek
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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