Sliedrecht

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Sliedrecht
Former city hall of Sliedrecht
Former city hall of Sliedrecht
Flag of Sliedrecht
Coat of arms of Sliedrecht
Highlighted position of Sliedrecht in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°46′E / 51.817°N 4.767°E / 51.817; 4.767Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°46′E / 51.817°N 4.767°E / 51.817; 4.767
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorDirk van der Borg (CDA)
Area
 • Total14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi)
 • Land12.84 km2 (4.96 sq mi)
 • Water1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total25,026
 • Density1,949/km2 (5,050/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sliedrechter
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
3360–3364
Area code0184
Websitewww.sliedrecht.nl

Sliedrecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈslidrɛxt] (listen)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi) of which 1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi) is covered by water.

Sliedrecht is known for the many large dredging companies (including Boskalis and IHC Merwede) that come from it. The Dredging Festival takes place in Sliedrecht every two years. The first IKEA store in the Netherlands opened in Sliedrecht in 1978, but it closed in 2006. Sliedrecht is also the site of the Nationaal Baggermuseum (National Dredging Museum) - featuring dredging and salvage.

Topology[edit]

Gem-Sliedrecht-OpenTopo.jpg

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Sliedrecht, June 2015

Public transportation[edit]

Sliedrecht railway station and Sliedrecht Baanhoek railway station are situated on the Geldermalsen–Dordrecht railway.

Waterbus route 2:

Notable people[edit]

Jan Rudolph Slotemaker de Bruine, ca.1918

Sport[edit]

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Biesbosch

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bram van Hemmen" (in Dutch). Gemeente Sliedrecht. Archived from the original on 8 September 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 3361HE". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 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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