Noord-Beveland

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Noord-Beveland
Municipality
Aerial view of Noord-Beveland
Aerial view of Noord-Beveland
Flag of Noord-Beveland
Flag
Coat of arms of Noord-Beveland
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Noord-Beveland in a municipal map of Zeeland
Location in Zeeland
Coordinates: 51°35′N 3°45′E / 51.583°N 3.750°E / 51.583; 3.750Coordinates: 51°35′N 3°45′E / 51.583°N 3.750°E / 51.583; 3.750
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Henny van Kooten (SGP)
Area[2]
 • Total 121.51 km2 (46.92 sq mi)
 • Land 85.82 km2 (33.14 sq mi)
 • Water 35.69 km2 (13.78 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1 m (3 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 7,508
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym Noord-Bevelander
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4484–4499
Area code 0113
Website www.noord-beveland.nl

Noord-Beveland(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnoːrdˈbeːvəlɑnt]) (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and region in the southwestern Netherlands and a former island, now part of the Walcheren-Zuid-Beveland-Noord-Beveland peninsula. Noord-Beveland is enclosed by the Oosterschelde estuary to the north, and the former straits, now combined lake, of Veerse Meer and Zandkreek to the south. As part of the Delta Works, dams have connected Noord-Beveland to Walcheren and Zuid-Beveland.

Population centers[edit]

(there is no village called Noord-Beveland itself).

Topography[edit]

2013-NoordBeveland.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Noord-Beveland, 2013.


Ganuenta[edit]

In Roman times, the town of Ganuenta lay north of where the village of Colijnsplaat is now, a location now covered by the water of the Oosterschelde. It was an important centre for trade. Nearby, there was a temple dedicated to the ancient regional sea goddess Nehalennia. A replica of this temple was officially opened in Colijnsplaat in August 2005.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Collegeleden" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Noord-Beveland. Retrieved 12 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 4491EV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Van der Velde, Koert (August 13, 2005). Zeeuwse godin weer thuis. Trouw (Dutch newspaper), p. 8–9.

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