Ridderkerk

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Ridderkerk
Municipality
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
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Anny Attema (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi)
 • Land 23.74 km2 (9.17 sq mi)
 • Water 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Elevation[3] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 45,743
 • Density 1,927/km2 (4,990/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ridderkerker
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2980–2989
Area code 0180, 078(Oostendam)
Website www.ridderkerk.nl
Ridderkerk, church: Singelkerk Sint Joris

Ridderkerk (About this sound pronunciation ) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 45,743 in 2017, 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, 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]


Ridderkerk in 1584

Topography[edit]

Gem-Ridderkerk-OpenTopo.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Ridderkerk, June 2015

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. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 

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