Aerial view of Berkel en Rodenrijs
Location in South Holland
|Established||1 January 2007|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Coos Rijsdijk (PvdA)|
|• Total||56.37 km2 (21.76 sq mi)|
|• Land||54.28 km2 (20.96 sq mi)|
|• Water||2.09 km2 (0.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||−5 m (−16 ft)|
|Population (May 2014)|
|• Density||1,060/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Lansingerland is the name for the new municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. It was formed on 1 January 2007, by the merger of the municipalities of Berkel en Rodenrijs, Bleiswijk and Bergschenhoek, collectively known as the "B-Triangle". The former municipality of Tempel, abolished in 1855, is also part of Lansingerland.
The name was chosen from a competition and derived from the name Lansingh, the height-of-land between the Delfland and Schieland Water Boards, which runs between the "B-Triangle" villages. The choice of name is symbolic: the name of the border that formerly divided the area, now unites it. The "h" in Lansingh was dropped to ease spelling.
Lansingerland consists of the following communities:
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Lansingerland, June 2015
On 18 September 2007 Ewald van Vliet was installed as the first mayor of Lansingerland. In 2014 Coos Rijsdijk replaced E. van Vliet as mayor. The municipal council of Lansingerland consists of 31 seats. They were last contested in March 2014 and the results were as follows:
|Partij van de Arbeid (Nederland) - PvdA||3||2|
|Christen Democratisch Appèl - CDA||6||6|
|Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie - VVD||6||5|
|Partij tot Behoud Huis de Haas||1||-|
- "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2007" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2007]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "Samenstelling B&W" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Lansingerland. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 2662SB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
||Zoetermeer||Alphen aan den Rijn|
|Pijnacker-Nootdorp||Rotte / Zuidplas|
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