Lansingerland

Lansingerland is the name for the new municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. It was formed on 1 January 2007, by the merger of the municipalities of Berkel en Rodenrijs, Bleiswijk and Bergschenhoek, collectively known as the "B-Triangle". The former municipality of Tempel, abolished in 1855, is also part of Lansingerland.

Lansingerland
Aerial view of Berkel en Rodenrijs
Aerial view of Berkel en Rodenrijs
Flag of Lansingerland
Flag
Coat of arms of Lansingerland
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Lansingerland in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°59′N 4°30′E / 51.983°N 4.500°E / 51.983; 4.500Coordinates: 51°59′N 4°30′E / 51.983°N 4.500°E / 51.983; 4.500
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
Established1 January 2007[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorPieter van de Stadt (VVD)
Area
 • Total56.39 km2 (21.77 sq mi)
 • Land53.42 km2 (20.63 sq mi)
 • Water2.97 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Elevation−5 m (−16 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[5]
 • Total61,601
 • Density1,153/km2 (2,990/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
2650–2665
Area code010
Websitewww.lansingerland.nl

The name was chosen from a competition and derived from the name Lansingh, the height-of-land between the Delfland and Schieland Water Boards, which runs between the "B-Triangle" villages. The choice of name is symbolic: the name of the border that formerly divided the area, now unites it. The "h" in Lansingh was dropped to ease spelling.

Lansingerland consists of the following communities:

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Lansingerland, June 2015

PoliticsEdit

On 18 September 2007 Ewald van Vliet was installed as the first mayor of Lansingerland.

Mayors
Year Mayor
2015 Pieter van de Stadt
2014 Coos Rijsdijk
2007 Ewald van Vliet

The municipal council of Lansingerland consists of 31 seats. They were last contested in March 2014 and the results were as follows:

Council seats
Party 2010 2014 2018[6]
Partij van de Arbeid (Nederland) - PvdA 3 2 1
Christen Democratisch Appèl - CDA 6 6 5
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie - VVD 6 5 7
GroenLinks 1 1 2
Leefbaar 3B 9 7 9
Partij tot Behoud Huis de Haas 1 - -
Nieuw Rechts 0 0 0
D66 2 4 3
ChristenUnie 3 3 3
WIJ Lansingerland - 2 3
Partij Neeleman - 1 0
Total 31 31 33

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2007" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2007]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Samenstelling B&W" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Lansingerland. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 2662SB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Publicised definite results".

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