Castle in Schelluinen


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Giessenlanden in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°57′E / 51.883°N 4.950°E / 51.883; 4.950Coordinates: 51°53′N 4°57′E / 51.883°N 4.950°E / 51.883; 4.950
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Established 1 January 1986
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Els Boot (PvdA)
  Total 65.11 km2 (25.14 sq mi)
  Land 63.57 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
  Water 1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1 m (−3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 14,476
  Density 228/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3380–3381, 4209, 4220–4225, 4240–4241
Area code 0183, 0184

Giessenlanden (Dutch: [ˈɣisə(n)ˌlɑndə(n)]) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 65.11 km2 (25.14 sq mi) of which 1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi) is water, and has a population of 14,476 as of 2014. The municipality includes communities of Arkel, Giessen-Oudekerk, Giessenburg, Hoogblokland, Hoornaar, Noordeloos and Schelluinen.


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Giessenlanden, June 2015

Public transportation

The Arkel railway station, on the Elst–Dordrecht railway, is situated in the municipality Giessenlanden.


  1. "College B & W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Giessenlanden. Retrieved 19 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 4223ME". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 19 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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