Sint-Maartensdijk

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Sint-Maartensdijk
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The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Sint-Maartensdijk in the municipality of Tholen.
Coordinates: 51°32′52″N4°4′30″E / 51.54778°N 4.07500°E / 51.54778; 4.07500 Coordinates: 51°32′52″N4°4′30″E / 51.54778°N 4.07500°E / 51.54778; 4.07500
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Municipality Tholen
Area
  Total 21.86 km2 (8.44 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2010)
  Total 3,512
  Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sint-Maartensdijk is a town in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Tholen, and lies about 16 km west of Bergen op Zoom.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Including three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

Zeeland Province of the Netherlands

Zeeland is the westernmost and least populous province of the Netherlands. The province, located in the south-west of the country, consists of a number of islands and peninsulas and a strip bordering Belgium. Its capital is Middelburg. Its area is about 2,930 square kilometres (1,130 sq mi), of which almost 1,140 square kilometres (440 sq mi) is water, and it has a population of about 380,000.

Tholen Municipality in Zeeland, Netherlands

Tholen is a 25,000 people municipality in the southwest of the Netherlands. The municipality of Tholen takes its name from the town of Tholen, which is the largest population center in the municipality.

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Sint-Maartensdijk was a separate municipality until 1971, when it was merged with Tholen. [1]

In 2001, the town of Sint-Maartensdijk had 3132 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.0 km², and contained 1341 residences. [2] The statistical area "Sint-Maartensdijk", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3650. [3]

Born in Sint-Maartensdijk

Keetie van Oosten-Hage Dutch cyclist

Cornelia (Keetie) Hage, known by her married name Keetie van Oosten-Hage, is a Dutch former cyclist from Sint-Maartensdijk, Zeeland. She came from a family of cyclists, sister of Bella Hage, Heleen Hage and Ciska Hage, and aunt to Jan van Velzen. She was the national pursuit champion 12 times consecutively and won the national road championship nine times, eight times consecutively. She was the World Road Cycling Champion twice, first in 1968 under her maiden name of Cornelia (Keetie/Katie) Hage, then again in 1976 in her married name. She is one of the great women competitors of all time in international cycling.

Cornelius Vermuyden Dutch engineer

Sir Cornelius Vermuyden was a Dutch engineer who introduced Dutch land reclamation methods to England. Commissioned by the Crown to drain Hatfield Chase in the Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, Vermuyden was knighted in 1629 for his work and became an English citizen in 1633. In the 1650s, he directed major projects to drain The Fens of East Anglia, introducing the innovation of constructing washes, to allow periodic flooding of the area by excess waters.

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References

  1. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten , KNAW, 2006.
  2. Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 . (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 . As of 1 January 2005.