Molenlanden (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmoːlə(n)ˌlɑndə(n)]) is a municipality in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. The municipality was created on 1 January 2019 by merging the municipalities of Giessenlanden en Molenwaard.[1] It is located east of Rotterdam along the Lek. The World Heritage site of Kinderdijk is in the gemeente. Its largest population centers are Nieuw-Lekkerland and Giessenburg.

Molenlanden
De Vriendschap windmill in Bleskensgraaf
De Vriendschap windmill in Bleskensgraaf
Coat of arms of Molenlanden
Highlighted position of Molenlanden in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Location of Molenlanden
Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°47′E / 51.867°N 4.783°E / 51.867; 4.783Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°47′E / 51.867°N 4.783°E / 51.867; 4.783
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
Established1 January 2019[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorTheo Segers (Christian Union)
Population
 (1 January 2019)[2]
 • Total43,858
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.molenlanden.nl

The municipality includes the settlements of Arkel, Bleskensgraaf, Brandwijk, De Donk, Gelkenes, Gijbeland, Giessen-Oudekerk, Giessenburg, Goudriaan, Graafland, Groot-Ammers, Hofwegen Hoogblokland, Hoornaar, Kinderdijk, Kooiwijk, Langerak, Liesveld, Molenaarsgraaf, Nieuw-Lekkerland, Nieuwpoort, Noordeloos, Ottoland, Oud-Alblas, Schelluinen, Streefkerk, Vuilendam, Waal, and Wijngaarden.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rectificatie nieuwe grens gemeente Molenlanden, gemeentelijke herindeling Molenwaard-Giessenlanden". Provinciaal blad van Zuid-Holland (in Dutch). No. 6319. 2018.
  2. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.