Ridderkerk

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Ridderkerk
Huys ten Donck
Huys ten Donck
Flag of Ridderkerk
Flag
Coat of arms of Ridderkerk
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Ridderkerk in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°36′E / 51.867°N 4.600°E / 51.867; 4.600Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°36′E / 51.867°N 4.600°E / 51.867; 4.600
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorAnny Attema (PvdA)
Area
 • Total25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi)
 • Land23.74 km2 (9.17 sq mi)
 • Water1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Elevation−1 m (−3 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total46,241
 • Density1,948/km2 (5,050/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ridderkerker
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
2980–2989
Area code0180, 078(Oostendam)
Websitewww.ridderkerk.nl

Ridderkerk (About this soundpronunciation ) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 46,241 in 2019, and covers an area of 25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi) of which 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi) is covered by water.

The municipality of Ridderkerk also includes the following towns, villages and townships: Bolnes, Oostendam, Rijsoord and Slikkerveer.

Ridderkerk has a museum called De Oudheidkamer, about the history of the town.

The Centre of Ridderkerk has a central square for events and there is a theater.

Public transport[edit]

Waterbus
Buses

Topography[edit]

Gem-Ridderkerk-OpenTopo.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Ridderkerk, June 2015

Notable people[edit]

Lee Towers, 2017
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, 2012

Sport[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester en wethouders" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Ridderkerk. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 2981EA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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