Graafstroom (former municipality)

Graafstroom (Dutch pronunciation: [ɣraːfˈstroːm] (listen)) is a former municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, and the region of Alblasserwaard. The former municipality had a population of 9,697 in 2004, and covered an area of 69.32 km² (26.76 mile²) of which 2.21 km² (0.85 mile²) was water. Since 2013 Graafstroom had been a part of the new municipality of Molenwaard (ceased to exist in 2019).

Graafstroom
Former municipality
Flag of Graafstroom
Coat of arms of Graafstroom
Location of Graafstroom
Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°48′E / 51.88°N 4.80°E / 51.88; 4.80Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°48′E / 51.88°N 4.80°E / 51.88; 4.80
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
MunicipalityMolenlanden
Area
(2006)
 • Total69.32 km2 (26.76 sq mi)
 • Land67.11 km2 (25.91 sq mi)
 • Water2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2007)
 • Total9,757
 • Density145/km2 (380/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.graafstroom.nl

The former municipality of Graafstroom consisted of the following population centres: Bleskensgraaf en Hofwegen, Brandwijk, Goudriaan, Molenaarsgraaf, Ottoland, Oud-Alblas, and Wijngaarden.

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