Countryside in Werkendam
Location in North Brabant
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Yves de Boer (acting) (VVD)|
|• Total||121.76 km2 (47.01 sq mi)|
|• Land||104.57 km2 (40.37 sq mi)|
|• Water||17.19 km2 (6.64 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|• Density||258/km2 (670/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Werkendam (pronunciation (help·info)) is a town and a former municipality in the southern Netherlands. The municipality, part of Land van Heusden en Altena, contained a large part of De Biesbosch area as is located in the province of North Brabant. On January 1sth 2019 it joined Woudrichem and Aalburg in the new municipality of Altena.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Werkendam, 2013.
Public transport is by Veolia neighborhood bus to Gorinchem through Sleeuwijk Tol, and by ferry to Boven-Hardinxveld. The bus between Utrecht and Breda, and the bus between Gorinchem and Den Bosch goes through Sleeuwijk Tol.
- Henri Karel Frederik van Teijn (1839 in Dussen - 1892) a Dutch general, civil and military governor of Aceh and Dependencies
- Gijsbert van Tienhoven (1841 De Werken – 1914) a Dutch politician and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891/1894
- Louis van Iersel (1893 in Dussen – 1987) a Sergeant in US Army in WWI, earned the highest military decoration for valor in combat — the Medal of Honor
- Anton Mussert (1894 in Werkendam – 1946) one of the founders of the National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands (NSB) and its formal leader
- Rebekka Kadijk (born 1979 in Werkendam) a Dutch professional beach volleyball and indoor volleyball player, competed in the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics
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- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 4251VZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- (in Dutch) www.voetveren.nl
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