Zwijndrecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzʋɛi̯ndrɛxt] (listen)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands. It is located in the province of South Holland, at the southern tip of the island of IJsselmonde, and at the confluence of the rivers Oude Maas, Beneden-Merwede, and Noord.
Zwijndrecht across the Oude Maas
Location in South Holland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Dominic Schrijer (PvdA)|
|• Total||22.77 km2 (8.79 sq mi)|
|• Land||20.35 km2 (7.86 sq mi)|
|• Water||2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||−1 m (−3 ft)|
|• Density||2,194/km2 (5,680/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The Evangelical Theological Academy is located here.
The town is served by a railway station of the same name (Station Zwijndrecht).
Water bus routes 21 and 24 both stop at (Zwijndrecht Veerplein), connecting it with the following:
Also Zwijndrecht is an important town for cargo transportation. It connects highways together with highway A16 and it connects rivers together with river De Oude Maas. Even for train cargo they have an important connection. For train cargo there is a classification yard that's called Kijfhoek, It's one of the most important and biggest classification yards in Europe.
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- Stichting Internationale Contacten Zwijndrecht(Foundation for International Contacts Zwijndrecht) (in Dutch).
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