Philipsplein square with bandstand
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Philippine in the municipality of Terneuzen.
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Philippine is a town in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Terneuzen, and lies about 23 km southeast of Vlissingen. It is located close to the border with Belgium, 5 km southwest of the city of Terneuzen. It received city rights in 1506.
Philippine has gained some renown for its mussel restaurants. On the village square there is a fountain in the shape of a mussel.
In 2001, the town of Philippine had 1,970 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.60 km², and contained 853 residences. The statistical area "Philippines", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2,180.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.
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