Tiengemeten

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Tiengemeten
Statistical area
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The former village (dark red) and the statistical district (light green) of Tiengemeten in the former municipality of Korendijk.
Coordinates: 51°44′N4°19′E / 51.733°N 4.317°E / 51.733; 4.317 Coordinates: 51°44′N4°19′E / 51.733°N 4.317°E / 51.733; 4.317
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Municipality Hoeksche Waard
Population
 (January 1, 2005)
  Total10
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Tiengemeten is an island in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Hoeksche Waard and lies about 11 km (7 mi) south of Spijkenisse. Before 1984 the island was administratively split between Goudswaard and Zuid-Beijerland, and until 2019 it was part of the municipality of Korendijk.

The name Tiengemeten refers to an ancient area measurement; one gemet is comparable with one acre so the name means ten-acre island. Ten gemets would be about 100 by 400 metres (330 by 1,310 feet), while the island is actually about 7 km (4 mi) long and 2 km (1 mi) wide.

The statistical area "Tiengemeten" had a population of around 10 until 2007. [1] On 10 May 2007, the island was officially allowed to revert to its natural state after its inhabitants were relocated. [2]

The Rien Poortvliet museum is located on the island.

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References

  1. Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003–2005. As of January 1, 2005.
  2. "Tiengemeten terug aan de natuur". Rijnmond.nl (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmond. 2007-05-10. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-10.