Nederlek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈneːdərlɛk] (listen)) is a former municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Since 2015 it has been a part of the municipality of Krimpenerwaard.
|Established||1 January 1985|
|• Total||31.24 km2 (12.06 sq mi)|
|• Land||27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)|
|• Water||3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||−1 m (−3 ft)|
|• Total||data missing|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The former municipality covered an area of 31.24 km2 (12.06 sq mi) of which 3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi) was covered by water. It was formed on 1 January 1985, by the amalgamation of the municipalities Krimpen aan de Lek and Lekkerkerk. Its name means "Lower Lek", a reference to its location on the Lek River.
There is no town called Nederlek; the former municipality consisted of the population centres Krimpen aan de Lek and Lekkerkerk. The last town gained notoriety in 1980 when a large amount of toxic waste was found underneath a residential area built in the 1970s. The cost of cleaning up the mess ran up to 188 million guilders (approximately 90 million US dollars).
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- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.