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Werkendam (About this soundpronunciation ) is a town and a former municipality in the southern Netherlands. The municipality, part of Land van Heusden en Altena, contained a large part of De Biesbosch area as is located in the province of North Brabant. On January 1sth 2019 it joined Woudrichem and Aalburg in the new municipality of Altena.

Countryside in Werkendam
Countryside in Werkendam
Flag of Werkendam
Coat of arms of Werkendam
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Werkendam in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°48′N 4°54′E / 51.800°N 4.900°E / 51.800; 4.900Coordinates: 51°48′N 4°54′E / 51.800°N 4.900°E / 51.800; 4.900
ProvinceNorth Brabant
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorYves de Boer (acting) (VVD)
 • Total121.76 km2 (47.01 sq mi)
 • Land104.57 km2 (40.37 sq mi)
 • Water17.19 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total26,940
 • Density258/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
4250–4255, 4270–4273
Area code0183


Population centresEdit



Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Werkendam, 2013.


View of Werkendam and the Nieuwe Merwede river.

Public transport is by Veolia neighborhood bus to Gorinchem through Sleeuwijk Tol, and by ferry to Boven-Hardinxveld.[5] The bus between Utrecht and Breda, and the bus between Gorinchem and Den Bosch goes through Sleeuwijk Tol.

For road traffic to Dordrecht there is a ferry to cross the Nieuwe Merwede river.[5]


  1. ^ "Burgemeester drs. C.G.J. (Carla) Breuer" (in Dutch). Gemeente Werkendam. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 4251VZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)

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