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Canal through Zweth
Canal through Zweth
Flag of Midden-Delfland
Coat of arms of Midden-Delfland
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Midden-Delfland in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°59′N 4°19′E / 51.983°N 4.317°E / 51.983; 4.317Coordinates: 51°59′N 4°19′E / 51.983°N 4.317°E / 51.983; 4.317
ProvinceSouth Holland
Established1 January 2004[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorArnoud Rodenburg (CDA)
 • Total49.38 km2 (19.07 sq mi)
 • Land47.35 km2 (18.28 sq mi)
 • Water2.03 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Elevation−2 m (−7 ft)
(August 2017)[5]
 • Total19,244
 • Density406/km2 (1,050/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
2635–2636, 3155
Area code010, 015

Midden-Delfland (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality (gemeente) in the Westland region in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It had a population of 19,244 in 2017, and covers an area of 49.38 km2 (19.07 sq mi) of which 2.03 km2 (0.78 sq mi) is water.

It was formed on January 1, 2004, through the merger of the former municipalities:

  • Maasland (population: 6,844), covered an area of 24.42 km2 (9.43 sq mi) of which 0.6 km2 (0.23 sq mi) water.
  • Schipluiden (population: 11,173), covered an area of 30.00 km2 (11.58 sq mi) of which 0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi) water.

The municipality comprises the population centres Hodenpijl, Den Hoorn, Gaag, Maasland, Negenhuizen, Schipluiden, 't Woudt, Zouteveen, and Zweth.


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Midden-Delfland, June 2015

The green area that comprises the municipality of Midden-Delfland was named Midden-Delfland before 2004, and it referred to the green area surrounded by cities (such as The Hague and Rotterdam) and the horticulture area of Westland. The supporters of a continuous green area were lucky that the municipality of Midden-Delfland became a reality: the cities of Delft, Vlaardingen and Schiedam wanted to build new houses here, and the Westland gardeners also wanted to expand. Now, Midden-Delfland is designated as a recreation area for people from the surrounding cities.



  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2004" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2004]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Midden-Delfland. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 2636HX". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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