West-Terschelling

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West-Terschelling
West-Skylge
Village
View from the harbour
View from the harbour
Location of the village on Terschelling
Location of the village on Terschelling
West-Terschelling is located in Netherlands
West-Terschelling
West-Terschelling
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°21′39″N 5°12′56″E / 53.36083°N 5.21556°E / 53.36083; 5.21556
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Municipality Terschelling Terschelling
Population (1 January 2017)
 • Total 2,602
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 8881
Dialing code 0562

West-Terschelling (West Frisian: West-Skylge) is the largest village on Terschelling in the province Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 2,602 in January 2017.[1]

The skyline of the village is dominated by the Brandaris lighthouse, the village had also been named Sint Brandariusparochie, Sint-Brandariuskerke and just Brandaris in earlier centuries.

History[edit]

The town was burned by the English Navy in 1666, during the Second Anglo-Dutch War, in an event referred to as "Holmes's Bonfire".

A pub was named after the Oka 18, a ship that sank near Formerum.

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Municipality guide Terschelling 2005-2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bevolkingscijfers - Terschelling (in Dutch)