Oostkapelle

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Oostkapelle
Village
Tower of the Protestant parish church
Tower of the Protestant parish church
Flag of Oostkapelle
Flag
Coat of arms of Oostkapelle
Coat of arms
LocatieVeere.png
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Oostkapelle in the municipality of Veere.
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Oostkapelle in the municipality of Veere.
Coordinates: 51°34′0″N 3°33′3″E / 51.56667°N 3.55083°E / 51.56667; 3.55083Coordinates: 51°34′0″N 3°33′3″E / 51.56667°N 3.55083°E / 51.56667; 3.55083
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Municipality Veere
Population (1 January 2010)
 • Total 2,456
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Veere, and lies about 9 km north of Middelburg. Oostkapelle was a separate municipality until 1966, when it was merged with Domburg.[1] In 2001, the village of Oostkapelle had 1819 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 1.1 km², and contained 953 residences. The statistical area "Oostkapelle", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2420.[2]

Oostkapelle derives its name to a chapel which apparently in the nineteenth century was there, along with another chapel, which was present at the nearby village of Westkapelle. As a stronghold, the western sister village of Oostkapelle developed significantly better than Oostkapelle in the Middle Ages. Oostkapelle remained a farmering village until the twentieth century. After the Second World War the village developed in the vein of Domburg and Zoutelande to a spa, with dunes and the North Sea at a short distance. As a result, the village was not subject to depopulation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 [2]. As of 1 January 2005.
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [3]. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).

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