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Ridderkerk (About this soundpronunciation ) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 45,743 in 2017, and covers an area of 25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi) of which 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi) is covered by water.

Ridderkerk
Huys ten Donck
Huys ten Donck
Flag of Ridderkerk
Flag
Coat of arms of Ridderkerk
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Ridderkerk in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°36′E / 51.867°N 4.600°E / 51.867; 4.600Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°36′E / 51.867°N 4.600°E / 51.867; 4.600
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorAnny Attema (PvdA)
Area
 • Total25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi)
 • Land23.74 km2 (9.17 sq mi)
 • Water1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Elevation−1 m (−3 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total45,743
 • Density1,927/km2 (4,990/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ridderkerker
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
2980–2989
Area code0180, 078(Oostendam)
Websitewww.ridderkerk.nl
Ridderkerk, church: Singelkerk Sint Joris

The municipality of Ridderkerk also includes the following towns, villages and townships: Bolnes, Oostendam, Rijsoord and Slikkerveer.

Ridderkerk has a museum, de oudheidkamer, about the history of the town.

The Centre of Ridderkerk has a central square for events and there is a theater.

Public transportEdit


 
Ridderkerk in 1584

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Ridderkerk, June 2015

Notable peopleEdit

Sport

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Burgemeester en wethouders" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Ridderkerk. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 2981EA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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