Water tower in Klaaswaal


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Cromstrijen in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°44′N 4°26′E / 51.733°N 4.433°E / 51.733; 4.433Coordinates: 51°44′N 4°26′E / 51.733°N 4.433°E / 51.733; 4.433
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Established 1 January 1984
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Jan Luteijn (SGP)
  Total 70.33 km2 (27.15 sq mi)
  Land 54.37 km2 (20.99 sq mi)
  Water 15.96 km2 (6.16 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 12,797
  Density 235/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3280–3281, 3286
Area code 0186

Cromstrijen (Cromstrien in local dialect) is a municipality on the Hoeksche Waard Island in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 70.33 km2 (27.15 sq mi) of which 15.96 km2 (6.16 sq mi) is water. It was formed on 1 January 1984, when the municipalities on the Hoeksche Waard were merged into larger municipalities.

The municipality of Cromstrijen consists of the communities Klaaswaal and Numansdorp (townhall).

Its population was 12,797 in 2014.


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Cromstrijen, June 2015


  1. "Overzicht collegeleden" [Overview of members of the board]. Bestuur & organisatie (in Dutch). Gemeente Cromstrijen. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 3281LK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.

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