Hoeksche Waard

Satellite image of the Rhine-Meuse delta, showing the island of Hoekse Waard (6)

The Hoekse Waard (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦuksə ˈʋaːrt]; pre-1947 spelling: Hoeksche Waard) is an island between the Oude Maas, Dordtsche Kil, Hollands Diep, Haringvliet and Spui rivers in the province of Zuid Holland in the Netherlands. The island is a mostly agricultural region, south of Rotterdam. The Hoeksche Waard consists of reclaimed land (polders): after the Saint Elisabeth flood of 1421 most of the area was flooded. The land has been reclaimed gradually in the following centuries.[1]


The Hoeksche Waard consists of the following municipalities:

Surrounding waters

The Hoeksche Waard is separated:


  1. Karel Leenders (1999). "Geschiedenis van de Hoeksche Waard" (in Dutch).

Coordinates: 51°46′N 4°28′E / 51.77°N 4.47°E / 51.77; 4.47

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