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Coordinates: 51°56′N 4°47′E / 51.933°N 4.783°E / 51.933; 4.783
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Village and former municipality
Wind mill in the middle of some bushes
Windmill Den Arend in Bergambacht
Highlighted position of Bergambacht in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°56′N 4°47′E / 51.933°N 4.783°E / 51.933; 4.783
ProvinceSouth Holland
 • Total38.06 km2 (14.70 sq mi)
 • Land35.10 km2 (13.55 sq mi)
 • Water2.96 km2 (1.14 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
 (January 2021)[3]
 • Total10.016
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
2825, 2860–2861, 2865
Area code0182

Bergambacht (Dutch pronunciation: [bɛr(ə)xˈɑmbɑxt] ) is a village and former municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Since 2015 it has been a part of the municipality of Krimpenerwaard.

The former municipality covered an area of 38.06 km2 (14.70 sq mi) of which 2.96 km2 (1.14 sq mi) was water, and had a population of data missing as of 2021. The former municipality included the communities of Ammerstol and Berkenwoude, which were separate municipalities until they merged with Bergambacht in 1985.


Topographic map of the former municipality of Bergambacht, 2013.

Notable people[edit]

  • Wim Kok (1938-2018), trade union leader and politician; Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1994-2002
  • Meindert Leerling (1936–2021), journalist and politician


  1. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 2861AH". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.

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