Borsele

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Borsele
Municipality
Church in Ovezande
Church in Ovezande
Flag of Borsele
Flag
Coat of arms of Borsele
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Borsele in a municipal map of Zeeland
Location in Zeeland
Coordinates: 51°26′N 3°49′E / 51.433°N 3.817°E / 51.433; 3.817Coordinates: 51°26′N 3°49′E / 51.433°N 3.817°E / 51.433; 3.817
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Jaap Gelok (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 194.52 km2 (75.10 sq mi)
 • Land 141.72 km2 (54.72 sq mi)
 • Water 52.80 km2 (20.39 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 22,651
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym Borsselaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4430–4456
Area code 0113
Website www.borsele.nl

Borsele (About this sound pronunciation ; Zeelandic: Bossele) is a municipality in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid-Beveland.

The name of the municipality is spelled with a single s; the name of the eponymous village is Borssele, spelled with double s.

The municipality is mainly known for the Borssele Nuclear Power Station and the Central Storage For Radioactive Waste.

Population centres[edit]

Baarland, Borssele, Driewegen, Ellewoutsdijk, 's-Gravenpolder, 's-Heer Abtskerke, 's-Heerenhoek, Heinkenszand, Hoedekenskerke, Kwadendamme, Lewedorp, Nieuwdorp, Nisse, Oudelande and Ovezande.

Topography[edit]

2013-Borsele.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Borsele, 2013.

Transport[edit]

The Western Scheldt Tunnel is from Ellewoutsdijk to Terneuzen in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling College van B&W" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Borsele. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 4441AT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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