Vrouwenpolder

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Vrouwenpolder
Village
Coat of arms of Vrouwenpolder
Coat of arms
LocatieVeere.png
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Vrouwenpolder in the municipality of Veere.
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Vrouwenpolder in the municipality of Veere.
Coordinates: 51°34′34″N 3°36′55″E / 51.57611°N 3.61528°E / 51.57611; 3.61528Coordinates: 51°34′34″N 3°36′55″E / 51.57611°N 3.61528°E / 51.57611; 3.61528
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Municipality Veere
Population (1 January 2010)
 • Total 1,121
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Church: de Pelgrimskerk

Vrouwenpolder 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. The name is derived from "the polder of Our Lady", referring to the Virgin Mary.

Vrouwenpolder was a separate municipality until 1966, when it was merged with Veere. Its formal long name was 'Onze-Lieve-Vrouwenpolder, Schellach en Zanddijk-Buiten'. The former municipality of Gapinge was added to O.L.Vrouwenpolder in 1857.[1]

In 2001, the village of Vrouwenpolder had 795 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.21 km², and contained 351 residences.[2] The statistical area "Vrouwenpolder", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 1320.[3]

There is a nudist beach at Vrouwenpolder.[4]



References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 19, 2006. Retrieved November 28, 2003. . (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 [1]. As of 1 January 2005.
  4. ^ "Nudist beach Vrouwenpolder". naaktstrandje.nl. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 

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