Werkendam

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Werkendam
Former municipality, town
Schenkeldijk bij Werkendam - Werkendam - 20387731 - RCE.jpg
Countryside in Werkendam
Werkendam vlag.svg
Flag
Werkendam wapen.svg
Coat of arms
Map - NL - Municipality code 0870 (2009).svg
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°48′N4°54′E / 51.800°N 4.900°E / 51.800; 4.900 Coordinates: 51°48′N4°54′E / 51.800°N 4.900°E / 51.800; 4.900
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Municipality Altena
Merged2019
Area
[1]
  Total121.76 km2 (47.01 sq mi)
  Land104.57 km2 (40.37 sq mi)
  Water17.19 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
0 m (0 ft)
Demonym(s) Werkendammer
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
4250–4255, 4270–4273
Area code 0183
Website www.werkendam.nl

Werkendam ( Loudspeaker.svg pronunciation  ) 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.

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Population centres

Topography

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Werkendam, 2013.

Transport

Public transport is by Veolia neighborhood bus to Gorinchem through Sleeuwijk Tol, and by ferry to Boven-Hardinxveld. [3] 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. [3]

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View of Werkendam and the Nieuwe Merwede river.

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References

  1. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. "Postcodetool for 4251VZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  3. 1 2 (in Dutch) www.voetveren.nl