Midden-Delfland

Midden-Delfland (Dutch: [ˈmɪdə(n) ˈdɛlflɑnt] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality (gemeente) in the Westland region in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It had a population of 19,391 in 2019, and covers an area of 49.38 km2 (19.07 sq mi) of which 2.19 km2 (0.85 sq mi) is water.

Midden-Delfland
Canal through Zweth
Canal through Zweth
Flag of Midden-Delfland
Flag
Coat of arms of Midden-Delfland
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Midden-Delfland in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°59′N 4°19′E / 51.983°N 4.317°E / 51.983; 4.317Coordinates: 51°59′N 4°19′E / 51.983°N 4.317°E / 51.983; 4.317
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
Established1 January 2004[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorArnoud Rodenburg (CDA)
Area
 • Total49.38 km2 (19.07 sq mi)
 • Land47.19 km2 (18.22 sq mi)
 • Water2.19 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Elevation−2 m (−7 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[5]
 • Total19,391
 • Density411/km2 (1,060/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
2635–2636, 3155
Area code010, 015
Websitewww.middendelfland.nl

It was formed on January 1, 2004, through the merger of the former municipalities:

  • Maasland (population: 6,844), covered an area of 24.42 km2 (9.43 sq mi) of which 0.6 km2 (0.23 sq mi) water.
  • Schipluiden (population: 11,173), covered an area of 30.00 km2 (11.58 sq mi) of which 0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi) water.

Population CentresEdit

The municipality comprises the population centres:

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Midden-Delfland, June 2015

GeographyEdit

The green area that comprises the municipality of Midden-Delfland was named Midden-Delfland before 2004, and it referred to the green area surrounded by cities (such as The Hague and Rotterdam) and the horticulture area of Westland. The supporters of a continuous green area were lucky that the municipality of Midden-Delfland became a reality: the cities of Delft, Vlaardingen and Schiedam wanted to build new houses here, and the Westland gardeners also wanted to expand. Now, Midden-Delfland is designated as a recreation area for people from the surrounding cities.

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2004" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2004]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Midden-Delfland. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  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 2636HX". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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