|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Dirk van der Borg (CDA)|
|• Total||14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi)|
|• Land||12.84 km2 (4.96 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)|
|Elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
|• Density||1,949/km2 (5,050/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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.
Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Sliedrecht, June 2015
Waterbus route 2:
- Dordrecht Merwekade - Dordrecht Hooikade - Zwijndrecht Veerplein - Papendrecht Veerdam - Papendrecht Oosteind - Hollandse Biesbosch - Sliedrecht Middeldiep
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