Axel, Netherlands

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Axel
Town
Flag of Axel
Flag
Coat of arms of Axel
Coat of arms
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The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Axel in the municipality of Terneuzen.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Axel in the municipality of Terneuzen.
Coordinates: 51°15′56″N 3°54′32″E / 51.26556°N 3.90889°E / 51.26556; 3.90889Coordinates: 51°15′56″N 3°54′32″E / 51.26556°N 3.90889°E / 51.26556; 3.90889
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Municipality Terneuzen
Population (31-12-2009)
 • Total 7,923
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Axel is a town in the southwest Netherlands. It is located in the municipality of Terneuzen, Zeeland, about 31 km southeast of Vlissingen.

In 2001, the town of Axel had 7421 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.9 km², and contained 3408 residences.[1] The statistical area "Axel", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 8190.[2]

History[edit]

Axel received city rights in 1213.

A railroad, connecting Terneuzen and Sint-Niklaas, once ran through the city.

Until 2003, Axel was a separate municipality.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.