The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Axel in the municipality of Terneuzen.
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In 2001, the town of Axel had 7,421 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.9 km2 (0.73 sq mi), and contained 3,408 residences. The statistical area "Axel", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 8,190.
Axel received city rights in 1213.
A railroad, connecting Terneuzen and Sint-Niklaas, once ran through the city.
Until 2003, Axel was a separate municipality.
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- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Axel". Map of the former municipality in 1868.
- Mayors of Axel 1581 - 1800
- Aldermen of Axel 1492 - 1746
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