Zevenbergen

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Zevenbergen
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Coordinates: 51°38′43″N4°35′59″E / 51.64528°N 4.59972°E / 51.64528; 4.59972
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Municipality Moerdijk
Area
  Total49 km2 (19 sq mi)
Population
14,127

Zevenbergen is a Dutch city which is a part of the municipality of Moerdijk. Zevenbergen is located in the northwest of the province of Noord-Brabant near Breda.

Moerdijk Municipality in North Brabant, Netherlands

Moerdijk is a municipality and a town in the South of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.

Breda City and municipality in North Brabant, Netherlands

Breda is a city and municipality in the southern part of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Brabant. The name derived from brede Aa and refers to the confluence of the rivers Mark and Aa.

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History

Zevenbergen (literal translation: Seven Mountains) is presumably named after the hills that formed a natural barrier of protection during the time of the Roman Empire. The actual number of hills is debatable however and was most likely not seven. Archeological excavations in 1964 and 1965 revealed that two of the hills were already present during the Bronze Age.

Bronze Age Prehistoric period and age studied in archaeology, part of the Holocene Epoch

The Bronze Age is a historical period characterized by the use of bronze, and in some areas proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization. The Bronze Age is the second principal period of the three-age Stone-Bronze-Iron system, as proposed in modern times by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, for classifying and studying ancient societies.

From the mid-nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century, Zevenbergen was most famous for its sugar production comprising three sugar factories. As a result of the sugar transport requirement, Zevenbergen got its railways, as well as the harbour located at the end of the "Mark" canal.

Zevenbergen was a separate municipality until 1997, when it merged with Fijnaart en Heijningen, Klundert, Standdaarbuiten and Willemstad. The name of the new municipality was originally "Zevenbergen", but was changed to "Moerdijk" in 1998. [1]

Fijnaart en Heijningen former municipality in North Brabant, the Netherlands

Fijnaart en Heijningen is a former municipality in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It covered the villages of Fijnaart and Heijningen.

Klundert City in North Brabant, Netherlands

Klundert is a city in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located close to the Hollands Diep, about 3 km northwest of Zevenbergen. It received city rights in 1357.

Standdaarbuiten Place in North Brabant, Netherlands

Standdaarbuiten is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Moerdijk, about 9 km northeast of Roosendaal.

Public transport

Zevenbergen has its own train station which, together with nearby Oudenbosch, has one of the oldest station buildings still existing in the Netherlands. The only older station building is in Valkenburg.

Oudenbosch Place in North Brabant, Netherlands

Oudenbosch is a village in the municipality Halderberge in the west of the Dutch province North Brabant. Oudenbosch is well known for its 'Basiliek', a catholic church that is a smaller copy of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Valkenburg aan de Geul Municipality in Limburg, Netherlands

Valkenburg aan de Geul is a municipality situated in the southeastern Dutch province of Limburg. The name refers to the central town in the municipality, Valkenburg, and the small river Geul.

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References

  1. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten , KNAW, 2006.

Coordinates: 51°38′43″N4°35′59″E / 51.64528°N 4.59972°E / 51.64528; 4.59972