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Zwijndrecht, Netherlands

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Zwijndrecht (ˈzʋɛi̯ndrɛxt) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands. It is in the province of South Holland, at the southern tip of the island of IJsselmonde, and at the confluence of the rivers Oude Maas, Beneden-Merwede, and Noord. Population The town of Zwijndrecht is one of the "Drecht" cities. Part of the suburban zone south of Rotterdam, it has grown from around 6,000 inhabitants in 1960, to about 45,000 today. Since 2003, the municipality of Zwijndrecht also includes the villages of Heerjansdam and Kleine-Lindt. It had a population of in . Zwijndrecht has the highest concentration of Estonians in the Netherlands. The Evangelical Theological Academy is located here. History Zwijndrecht developed in the middle ages, presumably close to a shallow area of the Oude Maas allowing people to walk over from Dordrecht. Soon Zwijndrecht was profiting from Dordrecht's economic influence this was the economic heart of the Netherlands in the 1450's. Imp
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