Maire, Netherlands

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Maire (also Meere or Mare) is a former village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It was located northwest of the village of Rilland.

The church of Maire was mentioned in 1284. The village suffered from a number of floods, and on November 5, 1530, it drowned completely. When it was flooded again on November 2, 1532, it was abandoned completely. A small part of the area was reclaimed from the sea in 1694, but the village was never rebuilt.[1]

Maire was a separate municipality until 1816, when it was merged with Rilland.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 7 (L/M), 1846.
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]

Coordinates: 51°25′15″N 4°09′30″E / 51.4208°N 4.15833°E / 51.4208; 4.15833