Waddinxveen

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Waddinxveen
Municipality
Lift brig at Waddinxveen crossin the Gouwe
Lift brig at Waddinxveen crossin the Gouwe

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Coordinates: 52°03′N 4°39′E / 52.05°N 4.65°E / 52.05; 4.65
Kintra Netherlands
Province Sooth Holland
Area
 • Total 29.39 km2 (11.35 sq mi)
 • Land 27.87 km2 (10.76 sq mi)
 • Water 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Population (1 Januar 2007)
 • Total 25,867
 • Density 928/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.waddinxveen.nl

Waddinxveen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌʋɑdɪŋksˈfeːn] ( listen)) is a toun an municipality alang the Gouwe river in the wastren Netherlands in the province o Sooth Holland near Gouda. The municipality haed a population o 26,304 in 2004, 25.328 on New Year's Eve o 2010. an covers an aurie o 29.39 km² (o which 1.52 km² is watter).

In Waddinxveen, thare's the so-called 'Vergeten Plek' (Dutch for 'Forgotten Place'). This is the lowest place in the Dutch polders. It's 7.01 meters below Amsterdam Ordnance Datum

Pairtner ceety o Waddinxveen is Pelhřimov in the Czech Republic.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first reference tae the aurie is frae 1233, when on 20 Aprile, Floris IV, Coont o Holland, sauld an aurie o peat lands alang the Gouwe River for 200 Dutch poonds tae Nicolas o Gnepwijk, Laird o Aalsmeer an Woubrecht. The aurie wis given the name "Waddinxvene". Acause o this event, Waddinxveen celebratit its 750-year anniversary in 1983.

Atween 1817 an 1870, Waddinxveen wis dissolvit an its aurie split intae the municipalities o Noord-Waddinxveen an Zuid-Waddinxveen.[1] Due tae further expandin, those twa municipalities reunitit intae ane.

Born in Waddinxveen[eedit | eedit soorce]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. Online edition
  2. http://members.casema.nl/stamesko/dutchpainters.htm

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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