Sliedrecht

Sliedrecht
—  Municipality  —

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Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°46′E / 51.82°N 4.77°E / 51.82; 4.77Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°46′E / 51.82°N 4.77°E / 51.82; 4.77
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Area(2006)
 - Total 14.00 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
 - Land 12.78 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
 - Water 1.22 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 - Total 23,797
 - Density 1,862/km2 (4,822.6/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.sliedrecht.nl

Sliedrecht (population: 23,837 in 2004) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 14 square kilometres (5.4 sq mi) (of which 1.22 square kilometres (0.47 sq mi) is covered by water).

The first IKEA store in The Netherlands opened in Sliedrecht in 1978, but it closed in 2006. Sliedrecht is also the site of the Nationaal Baggermuseum (National Dredging Museum) - featuring dredging and salvage.

Public transportation

Merwede-Lingelijn
Legend
Line to Rotterdam
Dordrecht
Lines to Breda and Roosendaal
Dordrecht Stadspolders
River Wantij
Line to Dordrecht Haven
River Merwede
A15
Sliedrecht
Hardinxveld-Giessendam
A15
Gorinchem
A15
Betuweroute
Arkel
Merwede Kanaal
Leerdam
A2
Beesd
Line to Utrecht Centraal
River Linge
Geldermalsen
Lines to Tiel and 's-Hertogenbosch

Waterbus route 2:

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