Moordrecht (Dutch: [moːrdrɛxt] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and a former municipality in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands, situated along the river Hollandse IJssel.

Moordrecht
Town
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Flag of Moordrecht
Flag
Coat of arms of Moordrecht
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°59′10″N 4°40′05″E / 51.98611°N 4.66806°E / 51.98611; 4.66806Coordinates: 51°59′10″N 4°40′05″E / 51.98611°N 4.66806°E / 51.98611; 4.66806
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
MunicipalityZuidplas
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.moordrecht.nl

In September 2006, 93% of the population of Moordrecht chose by referendum to pursue a merger with the neighboring municipalities Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel and Zevenhuizen-Moerkapelle. Only 7% chose to merge with Gouda. Based on this result, the town council decided to form the new municipality Zuidplas in 2010 with Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel and Zevenhuizen-Moerkapelle.

International footballer Memphis Depay was born there.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal target Memphis Depay - eight things you should know". The Daily Telegraph. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.

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