Wijngaarden is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Molenlanden, and lies about 7 km northeast of Dordrecht.

Wijngaarden
Village
LocatieGraafstroom.png
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Wijngaarden in the former municipality of Graafstroom.
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Wijngaarden in the former municipality of Graafstroom.
Coordinates: 51°50′40″N 4°45′40″E / 51.84444°N 4.76111°E / 51.84444; 4.76111Coordinates: 51°50′40″N 4°45′40″E / 51.84444°N 4.76111°E / 51.84444; 4.76111
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
MunicipalityMolenlanden
Area
 • Total6.38 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2008)
 • Total697
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

In 2001, the village of Wijngaarden had 300 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.030 km2, and contained 99 residences.[1] The statistical area "Wijngaarden", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 730.[2]

Wijngaarden was a separate municipality between 1817 and 1986, when it became part of Graafstroom.,[3] which in turn became part of Molenwaard in 2013.

EconomyEdit

Wijngaarden's economy has seen substantial growth in the public sector during 2009, 2010 and 2011.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003–2005. As of 1 January 2005.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  4. ^ The economy of Wijngaarden