Skyline of Tienhoven

Highlighted position of Zederik in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°55′N 5°0′E / 51.917°N 5.000°E / 51.917; 5.000Coordinates: 51°55′N 5°0′E / 51.917°N 5.000°E / 51.917; 5.000
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 www.zederik.nl

Zederik ( pronunciation ) 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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  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 4231BP". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 August 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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