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Reeuwijk
Reeuwijk
( pronunciation) is a former municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The former municipality covers an area of 50.11 km² (of which 11.89 km² is water). Since January 1, 2011 Reeuwijk
Reeuwijk
merged with Bodegraven
Bodegraven
to Bodegraven-Reeuwijk. The former municipality of Reeuwijk
Reeuwijk
includes the communities of Driebruggen, Hogebrug, Langeweide, Middelburg, Oud-Reeuwijk, Oukoop, Platteweg, Randenburg, Reeuwijk-Brug, Reeuwijk-Dorp, Sluipwijk, Tempel, Waarder
Waarder
and Westeinde. History[edit] Reeuwijk
Reeuwijk
was established as a good location for peat harvesting. The earliest known reference to the town is from 1248. The area prospered in the 18th century when layers of peat were dug up, dried, and used as fuel for industries in Gouda. Eventually these peat quarries struck a fresh-water spring, forming the Reeuwijk
Reeuwijk
Ponds (Reeuwijkse Plassen). Reeuwijk
Reeuwijk
added neighboring municipalities: in 1855, Middelburg was added, in 1857, Oukoop, in 1870, Sluipwijk
Sluipwijk
and Stein. On January 1, 1989, when the municipality Driebruggen
Driebruggen
(formed in 1964) was dissolved, its communities Waarder
Waarder
and Driebruggen
Driebruggen
were added to Reeuwijk.

Reeuwijk
Reeuwijk
in 1868.

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