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Lake Binnenmaas
Lake Binnenmaas
Coat of arms of Binnenmaas
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Binnenmaas in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor CDA)
 • Total 75.57 km2 (29.18 sq mi)
 • Land 69.26 km2 (26.74 sq mi)
 • Water  km2 ( sq mi)
Elevation[3] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total data missing
 • Density 414/km2 (1,070/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3270–3274, 3295–3299
Area code 0186, 078
Website .nl.binnenmaaswww

Binnenmaas (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 28,670 in 2014, and covers an area of 75.57 km2 (29.18 sq mi) of which 6.31 km2 (2.44 sq mi) is water. It is named after the lake of the same name.

The municipality was formed on January 1, 1984, by the merger of the municipalities Puttershoek, Maasdam, Mijnsheerenland, Westmaas, and Heinenoord. On January 1, 2007, the municipality 's-Gravendeel was added to Binnenmaas.

The municipality of Binnenmaas consists of the following communities: Blaaksedijk, De Wacht, Goidschalxoord, 's-Gravendeel, Greup, Heinenoord, Kuipersveer, Maasdam, Maasdijk, Mijnsheerenland, Puttershoek, Reedijk, Schenkeldijk, Sint Anthoniepolder, Westdijk, Westmaas and Zwanegat.


Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Binnenmaas, June 2015.


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External links

  • Official website
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