Voorne-Putten is an island between the North Sea, the Brielse meer and the rivers Oude Maas, Spui and Haringvliet in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. Voorne-Putten consists of the two former islands Voorne and Putten . It used to be separated by the river Bernisse which silted up and made the two islands one. It has 160,000 inhabitants . Recently the riverbed has been dredged, and the two islands have been reformed.
The North Sea coast of Voorne is a valuable nature reserve , even though the northern part of the area has lost much of its estuarine character with the building of the Maasvlakte, an extension of the Port of Rotterdam, in the 1960s. The rest of the island is a mostly agricultural region. The largest town is Spijkenisse. Voorne-Putten consists of the following municipalities:
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