Zwijndrecht, Netherlands

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Zwijndrecht
Municipality
Zwijndrecht across the Oude Maas
Zwijndrecht across the Oude Maas
Flag of Zwijndrecht
Flag
Coat of arms of Zwijndrecht
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Zwijndrecht in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°39′E / 51.817°N 4.650°E / 51.817; 4.650Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°39′E / 51.817°N 4.650°E / 51.817; 4.650
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Dominic Schrijer (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 22.77 km2 (8.79 sq mi)
 • Land 20.35 km2 (7.86 sq mi)
 • Water 2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Elevation[3] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 44,454
 • Density 2,184/km2 (5,660/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Zwijndrechter
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3330–3336
Area code 078
Website www.zwijndrecht.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Zwijndrecht, Sept. 2014

Zwijndrecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzʋɛi̯ndrɛxt] (About this sound listen)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands. It is located in the province of South Holland, at the southern tip of the island of IJsselmonde, and at the confluence of the rivers Oude Maas, Beneden-Merwede, and Noord.

Population[edit]

The town of Zwijndrecht is one of the "Drecht" cities. Part of the suburban zone south of Rotterdam, it has grown from around 6,000 inhabitants in 1960, to about 45,000 today.

Since 2003, the municipality of Zwijndrecht also includes the villages of Heerjansdam and Kleine-Lindt. It had a population of 44,454 in 2017.

Zwijndrecht has the highest concentration of Estonians in the Netherlands.[5]

Transportation[edit]

The town is served by a railway station of the same name (Station Zwijndrecht).

By train you go north to Rotterdam and The Hague, and south it takes you to either Breda or Roosendaal.

A waterbus lines 21 and 24 both stops at (Zwijndrecht Veerplein) connects it with the following:

The busses are driven by Arriva. and can bring you to Dordrecht, Rotterdam and other places in the Drechtsteden.

Twin cities[edit]

Zwijndrecht is currently twinned with:[6]

City Country Since
Norderstedt Germany Germany 1981
Poprad Slovakia Slovakia 2000
Zwijndrecht Belgium Belgium 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college: Collegeperiode 2010–2014" [Members of the board: 2010–2014] (in Dutch). Gemeente Zwijndrecht. Retrieved 31 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 3331BT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Welkom bij het Meertens Instituut". Meertens.knaw.nl. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  6. ^ Stichting Internationale Contacten Zwijndrecht(Foundation for International Contacts Zwijndrecht) (in Dutch).

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