Westervoort

Westervoort
Street through Westervoort
Street through Westervoort
Flag of Westervoort
Coat of arms of Westervoort
Highlighted position of Westervoort in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°58′N 5°58′E / 51.967°N 5.967°E / 51.967; 5.967Coordinates: 51°58′N 5°58′E / 51.967°N 5.967°E / 51.967; 5.967
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
Government
[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorArend van Hout (VVD)
Area
[2]
 • Total7.84 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
 • Land7.03 km2 (2.71 sq mi)
 • Water0.81 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation
[3]
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total14,944
 • Density2,126/km2 (5,510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
6930–6932
Area code026
Websitewww.westervoort.nl

Westervoort (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌʋɛstərˈvoːrt] (listen)) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. The town has two rivers inside its borders, the Rhine and the IJssel. It is a commuter town closely linked to Arnhem, the capital of Gelderland, which is situated on the west bank of the IJssel river, the east bank being occupied by Westervoort. It is the smallest Dutch municipality by area.

Transport

On 11 December 2011, a new railway station was opened in Westervoort. This meant that for the first time in 75 years the inhabitants of Westervoort could make use of railway transportation again. Next to the recently opened station, public buses run through Westervoort. These buses establish a direct connection to Arnhem and the surrounding towns of Duiven and Zevenaar. The A12 motorway runs north of Westervoort and has an exit serving both Westervoort and the western parts of Duiven. In the south of Westervoort a small ferry boat connects Westervoort to the town of Huissen by crossing the Rhine.

Notable residents

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Samenstelling BenW" [Members board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Westervoort. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6931CZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

External links

  • Media related to Westervoort at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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