Oud-Vossemeer

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Oud-Vossemeer
Village
Flag of Oud-Vossemeer
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Coat of arms of Oud-Vossemeer
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The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Oud-Vossemeer in the municipality of Tholen.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Oud-Vossemeer in the municipality of Tholen.
Coordinates: 51°34′14″N 4°11′59″E / 51.57056°N 4.19972°E / 51.57056; 4.19972Coordinates: 51°34′14″N 4°11′59″E / 51.57056°N 4.19972°E / 51.57056; 4.19972
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Municipality Tholen
Area
 • Total 13.64 km2 (5.27 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2010)
 • Total 2,767
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Oud-Vossemeer is a village on the island of Tholen in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Tholen, and lies about 11 km northwest of Bergen op Zoom, close to the Eendracht, part of the Scheldt-Rhine Canal.

The ancestors of the American presidential family Roosevelt may have lived in Oud-Vossemeer. A monument honoring the Four Freedoms (formulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt) was placed in the center of the village.

It includes the previous municipality of Vrijberge

Oud-Vossemeer was a separate municipality until 1971, when it was merged with Tholen.[1]

In 2001, the town of Oud-Vossemeer had 1948 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.45 km², and contained 779 residences.[2] The statistical area "Oud-Vossemeer", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2720.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [1]. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 [2]. As of 1 January 2005.

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