Countryside in Werkendam
Location in North Brabant
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Yves de Boer (acting) (VVD)|
|• Total||121.76 km2 (47.01 sq mi)|
|• Land||104.57 km2 (40.37 sq mi)|
|• Water||17.19 km2 (6.64 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|• Density||258/km2 (670/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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A municipality is usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate. It is to be distinguished (usually) from the county, which may encompass rural territory or numerous small communities such as towns, villages and hamlets.
Dussen is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is a part of the municipality of Werkendam, and is located about 12 km south of Gorinchem.
Nieuwendijk is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is a part of the municipality of Werkendam, and lies about 8 km south of Gorinchem.
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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Werkendam, 2013.
Public transport is by Veolia neighborhood bus to Gorinchem through Sleeuwijk Tol, and by ferry to Boven-Hardinxveld.The bus between Utrecht and Breda, and the bus between Gorinchem and Den Bosch goes through Sleeuwijk Tol.
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