The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Oud-Vossemeer in the municipality of Tholen.
|• Total||13.64 km2 (5.27 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2010)|
|• 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
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. The statistical area "Oud-Vossemeer", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2720.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 . (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 . As of 1 January 2005.
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Oud-Vossemeer". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.
- Site about Oud Vossemeer, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms Award
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