Hengstdijk

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Hengstdijk
Village
St Catharina Church
St Catharina Church
Coat of arms of Hengstdijk
Hengstdijk is located in Zeeland
Hengstdijk
Hengstdijk
Location in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands
Hengstdijk is located in Netherlands
Hengstdijk
Hengstdijk
Hengstdijk (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°20′36″N 3°59′43″E / 51.34333°N 3.99528°E / 51.34333; 3.99528Coordinates: 51°20′36″N 3°59′43″E / 51.34333°N 3.99528°E / 51.34333; 3.99528
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceZeeland
MunicipalityHulst
Established1161
Area
 • Total15.38 km2 (5.94 sq mi)
Elevation0.2 m (0.7 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total710
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4585[1]
Dialing code0114

Hengstdijk is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Hulst, and lies about 26 km southwest of Bergen op Zoom.

The village was first mentioned in 1161 as Hencsdic, and means "dike of Henge (person)".[3] Hengstdijk is a dike village which was founded on the bank of the De Vogel Creek in 1161.[4]

The Catholic St Catharina is a single aisled church with a needle spire which was constructed between 1892 and 1893. It was restored in 1977.[4]

Hengstdijk was home to 670 people in 1840. It was a separate municipality until 1936 when it became part of the municipality of Vogelwaarde.[5] In 2003, the village became part of the municipality of Hulst.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 4585AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Hengstdijk - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b Piet van Cruyningen & Ronald Stenvert (2003). Hengstdijk (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 8830 6. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  5. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  6. ^ "Hengstdijk". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 April 2022.