Borsele

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Borsele
Municipality
Church in Ovezande
Church in Ovezande
Flag of Borsele
Flag
Coat of arms of Borsele
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Borsele in a municipal map of Zeeland
Location in Zeeland
Coordinates: 51°26′N 3°49′E / 51.433°N 3.817°E / 51.433; 3.817Coordinates: 51°26′N 3°49′E / 51.433°N 3.817°E / 51.433; 3.817
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Gerben Dijksterhuis (ChristianUnion)
Area[2]
 • Total 194.52 km2 (75.10 sq mi)
 • Land 141.72 km2 (54.72 sq mi)
 • Water 52.80 km2 (20.39 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 22,733
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Borsselaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4430–4456
Area code 0113
Website www.borsele.nl

Borsele (About this sound pronunciation ; Zeelandic: Bossele) is a municipality in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid-Beveland.

The name of the municipality is spelled with a single s; the name of the eponymous village is Borssele, spelled with double s.

The municipality is mainly known for the Borssele Nuclear Power Station and the Central Storage For Radioactive Waste.

Population centres[edit]

Baarland, Borssele, Driewegen, Ellewoutsdijk, 's-Gravenpolder, 's-Heer Abtskerke, 's-Heerenhoek, Heinkenszand, Hoedekenskerke, Kwadendamme, Lewedorp, Nieuwdorp, Nisse, Oudelande and Ovezande.

Topography[edit]

Gem-Borsele-OpenTopo.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Borsele, June 2015.

Transport[edit]

The Western Scheldt Tunnel is from Ellewoutsdijk to Terneuzen in Zeelandic Flanders.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling College van B&W" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Borsele. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 6 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 4441AT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 

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