Arnemuiden

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Arnemuiden
City
Arnemuiden in 2006
Arnemuiden in 2006
Coat of arms of Arnemuiden
Coat of arms
Arnemuiden is located in Zeeland
Arnemuiden
Arnemuiden
Location of Arnemuiden in the province of Zeeland
Coordinates: 51°30′N 3°40′E / 51.500°N 3.667°E / 51.500; 3.667
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Municipality Middelburg
Population (2007)
 • Total 5,370
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Arnemuiden is a small city of around 5000 people in the municipality of Middelburg in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands. It is located on the former island of Walcheren, about 3 km east of the city of Middelburg.

On the 23 September 1338, at the start of the Hundred Years' War between England and France, a naval battle was held near Arnemuiden. It was the first naval battle of the Hundred Years' War[1] and the first naval battle using artillery, as the English ship Christofer had three cannon and one hand gun.[2]

It received city rights in 1574.

Until 1997, Arnemuiden was a separate municipality. Arnemuiden has a railway station - Arnemuiden railway station.

A substantial part of the inhabitants of Arnemuiden have been a fisherman in some part of their life. This explains the immense popularity of tattoos and fishing ship earrings in the village.

"De klok van Arnemuiden" is a Dutch song about the church clock at the Arnemuiden central market.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-Claude Castex, Dictionnaire des batailles navales franco-anglaises, Presses de l'Université Laval, 2004, p.21
  2. ^ Jean-Claude Castex, Dictionnaire des batailles navales franco-anglaises, Presses de l'Université Laval, 2004, p.21

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Coordinates: 51°30′N 3°40′E / 51.500°N 3.667°E / 51.500; 3.667