West-Terschelling

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West-Terschelling
Village
Location of West-Terschelling
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Population
 • Total c. 2,580

West-Terschelling (West Frisian: West-Skylge) is a village on Terschelling in the province Friesland of the Netherlands and has about 2580 citizens.

The town was burned by the English Navy in 1666, during the Second Anglo-Dutch War, in an event referred to as "Holmes's Bonfire".

A pub was named after the Oka 18, a ship that sank near Formerum.

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Source[edit]

  • Municipality guide Terschelling 2005-2006

Coordinates: 53°21′39″N 5°12′56″E / 53.36083°N 5.21556°E / 53.36083; 5.21556