Tholen

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For the American astronomer, see David J. Tholen.
Tholen
Municipality
Harbour of Tholen
Harbour of Tholen
Flag of Tholen
Flag
Coat of arms of Tholen
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Tholen in a municipal map of Zeeland
Location in Zeeland
Coordinates: 51°32′N 4°12′E / 51.533°N 4.200°E / 51.533; 4.200Coordinates: 51°32′N 4°12′E / 51.533°N 4.200°E / 51.533; 4.200
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Willem Nuis (CU)
Area[2]
 • Total 254.00 km2 (98.07 sq mi)
 • Land 147.09 km2 (56.79 sq mi)
 • Water 106.91 km2 (41.28 sq mi)
Elevation[3] -1 m (−3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 25,444
 • Density 173/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym Tholenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4675, 4690–4699
Area code 0166, 0167
Website www.tholen.nl

Tholen (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the southwest of the Netherlands. The municipality of Tholen has lent its name from the town of Tholen, which is the largest population center in the municipality.

The municipality consists of two peninsulas, formerly islands, the larger one on the south also called Tholen, the smaller one on the north called Sint Philipsland. The two are separated by the former strait, now bay, of Krabbenkreek. The municipality is bordered on the east by the Eendracht, once a Scheldt branch but now part of the Scheldt-Rhine Canal, crossed by three road bridges; by the Oosterschelde estuary to the south; the straits of Keeten-Mastgat to the west; and the Krammer strait to the north.

The town has a small historical center partly surrounded by a "gracht" and partly bordered by a harbour for fishing ships and yachts.

Population centers[edit]

Dutch Topographic map of Tholen, Sept. 2014

On the island Sint Philipsland there are three villages:

On the island Tholen there are seven population centers:


Twin towns[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Tholen. Retrieved 17 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 4691DZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 17 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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