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)|
|Population (August 2017)|
|• Density||258/km2 (670/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages but smaller than cities, though the criteria to distinguish them vary considerably between different parts of the world.
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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.
Sleeuwijk is a town in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant and part of the municipality of Altena. Historically, it was part of the Land of Altena, and was administered from Woudrichem. Since about 1815 Sleeuwijk has been part of the municipality of De Werken en Sleeuwijk. This had an area of 2111 ha. In 1950, the then 4,218 inhabitants municipality was merged into the municipality of Werkendam, a municipality which was greatly enlarged in 1973. In 2012 the village had 5,349 inhabitants.
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.
Public transport is transport of passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip. Examples of public transport include city buses, trolleybuses, trams and passenger trains, rapid transit and ferries. Public transport between cities is dominated by airlines, coaches, and intercity rail. High-speed rail networks are being developed in many parts of the world.
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For road traffic to Dordrecht there is a ferry to cross the Nieuwe Merwede river.
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