Bath, Netherlands

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Bath
Coat of arms of Bath
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°24′11″N 4°12′34″E / 51.40306°N 4.20944°E / 51.40306; 4.20944
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Municipality Reimerswaal

Bath is a small village and a former municipality in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is now located in the municipality of Reimerswaal, about 10 km southwest of Bergen op Zoom. Bath has a population of about 80.[1]

According to the 19th-century historian A.J. van der Aa,[2] the former village of Bath was hit by floods several times in the 16th century: in 1530, 1532, 1536 and 1539. After these floods, only the church tower of the village was left, but it too had disappeared by the 19th century. In 1773, a part of the area was reclaimed from the sea again, and a fort, Fort Bath, was built to protect the ships who collected the toll for passing ships. A small hamlet was built inside the fort; this became the new village of Bath.

Bath was a separate municipality until 1878 (called "Fort Bath" until 1816), when it became a part of the municipality of Rilland-Bath.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands, 2007. Figures are for the year 2006. Statistics are available in Google Earth format.
  2. ^ Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 2 (B), 1840, p. 176. "Bath".
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 

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Coordinates: 51°24′6″N 4°12′35″E / 51.40167°N 4.20972°E / 51.40167; 4.20972