Giessenlanden

Giessenlanden (Dutch: [ˈɣisə(n)ˌlɑndə(n)] (About this soundlisten)) is a former municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covered an area of 65.11 km2 (25.14 sq mi) of which 1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi) is water, and had a population of as of 2019. The municipality included communities of Arkel, Giessen-Oudekerk, Giessenburg, Hoogblokland, Hoornaar, Noordeloos and Schelluinen.

Giessenlanden
Castle in Schelluinen
Castle in Schelluinen
Flag of Giessenlanden
Flag
Coat of arms of Giessenlanden
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Giessenlanden in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°57′E / 51.883°N 4.950°E / 51.883; 4.950Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°57′E / 51.883°N 4.950°E / 51.883; 4.950
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
MunicipalityMolenlanden
Established1 January 1986
Merged2019
Area
 • Total65.11 km2 (25.14 sq mi)
 • Land63.57 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
 • Water1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Elevation−1 m (−3 ft)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
3380–3381, 4209, 4220–4225, 4240–4241
Area code0183, 0184
Websitewww.giessenlanden.nl

On 1 January 2019, it merged with Molenwaard to form the new municipality of Molenlanden.[4]

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Giessenlanden, June 2015

Public transportationEdit

The Arkel railway station, on the Elst–Dordrecht railway, is situated in the municipality Giessenlanden.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 4223ME". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Herindeling Molenwaard-Giessenlanden". Retrieved 3 January 2019.

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