Veerse Meer

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Veerse Meer
Veerse Meer - Zeeland.jpg
LocationZeeland
Coordinates51°31′N 3°43′E / 51.517°N 3.717°E / 51.517; 3.717Coordinates: 51°31′N 3°43′E / 51.517°N 3.717°E / 51.517; 3.717
Typeartificial lagoon, brackish
Basin countriesNetherlands
Max. length22 km (14 mi)
Max. width1,500 m (4,900 ft)
Islands13
SettlementsVeere
Designated29 August 2000
Reference no.1251[1]
A view of Veerse Meer

The Veerse Meer (Lake Veere) is a lagoon in the southwest Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland. It was separated from the North Sea in 1961 by the Delta Works dam system.

Length and location[edit]

It is 22 km long, and 1,500 m wide in places. Lying between the old islands of Noord-Beveland, Zuid-Beveland and Walcheren, it is linked to the river Scheldt by the Zandkreekdam lock, which allows this lagoon to have brackish water, slightly less salty than sea water. There are 13 small uninhabited islands in the lake. Some of its banks, underwater at high tide, have been made into nature reserves, while others are popular for water sports, such as sailing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veerse Meer". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.