Drawbridge in Papendrecht
Location in South Holland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Kees de Bruin (VVD)|
|• Total||10.79 km2 (4.17 sq mi)|
|• Land||9.48 km2 (3.66 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.31 km2 (0.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||−1 m (−3 ft)|
|Population (May 2014)|
|• Density||3,394/km2 (8,790/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Papendrecht ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, at the crossing of the River Beneden Merwede and the Noord River. The municipality had a population of 32,177 in 2014 and covers an area of 10.79 km2 (4.17 sq mi) of which 1.31 km2 (0.51 sq mi) is water.
Although Papendrecht is first mentioned in documents dating back to 1105, it remained a small settlement until the 1950s. In the 1960s its development accelerated and almost its entire area is now urbanized. It is, however, known for its 180-year-old linden tree by the river.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Papendrecht, June 2015
The aerospace company Fokker Technologies is headquartered in Papendrecht.
- Dordrecht Merwekade
- Dordrecht Hooikade
- Zwijndrecht Veerplein
- Papendrecht Veerdam
- Papendrecht Oosteind
- Hollandse Biesbosch
- Sliedrecht Middeldiep
Papendrecht also has a relatively high density of bus connections, mostly provided by Arriva.
- "Burgemeester de Bruin" [Mayor De Bruin] (in Dutch). Gemeente Papendrecht. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 3351PB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
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|Zwijndrecht / Noord||Beneden Merwede
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