Willemstad, North Brabant

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Willemstad
City
Coat of arms of Willemstad
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°41′31″N 4°26′16″E / 51.69194°N 4.43778°E / 51.69194; 4.43778
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Municipality Moerdijk
Population [1] 2,362

Willemstad is a city in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Moerdijk. Its population as of 2002 was 2,329.

Willemstad is a small historical town with well preserved fortifications. It lies on the Hollands Diep, close to the Haringvliet and Volkerak. It received city rights in 1585.

Willemstad was a separate municipality until 1997, when it became part of Zevenbergen, which changed name to Moerdijk in 1998.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ gemeente Moerdijk
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

External links[edit]

Willemstad seen from the air, the fortifications are clearly visible
The port of Willemstad with the tower of the former city hall in the back

Coordinates: 51°41′31″N 4°26′16″E / 51.69194°N 4.43778°E / 51.69194; 4.43778