's-Gravendeel

's-Gravendeel
Village
Dutch Reformed church
Dutch Reformed church
's-Gravendeel is located in South Holland
's-Gravendeel
's-Gravendeel
Location in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands
's-Gravendeel is located in Netherlands
's-Gravendeel
's-Gravendeel
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 51°47′N 4°37′E / 51.783°N 4.617°E / 51.783; 4.617Coordinates: 51°47′N 4°37′E / 51.783°N 4.617°E / 51.783; 4.617
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
MunicipalityHoeksche Waard
Area
 • Total20.70 km2 (7.99 sq mi)
Elevation0.2 m (0.7 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total9,000
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3295[1]
Dialing code0186

's-Gravendeel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌs xraːvə(n)ˈdeːl] (listen)) is a town and former municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. 's-Gravendeel is on the eastern side of Hoeksche Waard Island on the river Dordtsche Kil. It is connected to Dordrecht by means of the Kil Tunnel.

The village was first mentioned in 1645 as Schravendeel, and means "settlement of the Count (of Holland)".[3] The village was founded after the new polder Nieuw-Bonaventura was drained in 1593.[3] It used to be property of the States of Holland. In 1731, the village was sold to Dordrecht.[4] 's-Gravendeel developed into the centre of the flax industry.[5]

The Dutch Reformed church is a cruciform church built in 1905 after the 1637 church had burnt down. The tower was destroyed in 1945 and rebuilt in 1951.[5]

's-Gravendeel was home to 928 people in 1840.[4] It was affected by the North Sea flood of 1953. In 1970, the old harbour was filled up and a new harbour was built on the Dordtsche Kil.[5]

The municipality of 's-Gravendeel was merged with Binnenmaas on 1 January 2007. Since 1 January 2019, it is part of the new municipality Hoeksche Waard.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 3295AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  3. ^ a b "'s-Gravendeel - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  4. ^ a b "'s-Gravendeel". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  5. ^ a b c Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2004). "'s-Gravendeel" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9034 3. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  6. ^ Wet samenvoeging gemeenten Binnenmaas, Cromstrijen, Korendijk, Oud-Beijerland en Strijen, 11 July 2018, accessed at overheid.nl