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Former municipality
Picture of a church
Church in Oudenhoorn
Three horizontal bands, top and bottom green with white saltires (4 on top and 2 on bottom). The centre band and contains a blue curved line from side to side.
Highlighted position of Bernisse in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Municipality Nissewaard
 • Total 68.46 km2 (26.43 sq mi)
 • Land 57.34 km2 (22.14 sq mi)
 • Water 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[3]
 • Total 12,384
 • Density 216/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3211–3218, 3227
Area code 0181
Website .nl.gemeentebernissewww

Bernisse (   ) is a former municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Since 2015 it has been a part of the municipality of Nissewaard.

The former municipality had a population of 12,384 in 2014, and covered an area of 68.46 km2 (26.43 sq mi) of which 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi) was water.

The former municipality was named after the , which flows right through it from the Spui (river) to the Brielse meer and separates the estuary islands of Voorne and Putten.

The former municipality of Bernisse consisted of the following communities: Abbenbroek, Biert, Geervliet, Heenvliet, Oudenhoorn, Simonshaven, Zuidland.

The municipality of Bernisse was formed on January 1, 1980, through the amalgamation of the municipalities Abbenbroek, Oudenhoorn, Zuidland, and parts of the municipalities Geervliet (including Simonshaven) and Heenvliet.

Satellite image of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing the Bernisse river (q) and the islands of Voorne (4) and Putten (5)


Dutch Topographic map of the former municipality of Bernisse, 2013.


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External links

  • Official website
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