Tower of the Protestant parish church
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Oostkapelle in the municipality of Veere.
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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. 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.
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.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. 
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 . As of 1 January 2005.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 . (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Oostkapelle". Map of the former municipality in 1868.
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