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Skyline of Tienhoven
Skyline of Tienhoven
Flag of Zederik
Highlighted position of Zederik in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Established 1 January 1986
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Coert van Ee (CDA)
 • Total 76.50 km2 (29.54 sq mi)
 • Land 73.73 km2 (28.47 sq mi)
 • Water 2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 13,681
 • Density 186/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4126–4128, 4230–4235, 4243, 4245
Area code 0183, 0345, 0347
Website .nl.zederikwww

Zederik (   ) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 76.50 km2 (29.54 sq mi) of which 2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi) is water. It had a population of 13,681 in 2014.

The municipality of Zederik was formed on 1 January 1986, through the merger of the former municipalities of Ameide, Hei- en Boeicop, Leerbroek, Lexmond, Meerkerk, Nieuwland, and Tienhoven. The municipality is named after the Old Zederik, a small canal running through its area.

The population centres of Zederik consist of Ameide, Hei- en Boeicop, Leerbroek, Lexmond, Meerkerk, Nieuwland, and Tienhoven.


Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Zederik, Sept. 2014.


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External links

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