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Tholen

Tholen
Municipality
Harbour of Tholen
Harbour of Tholen
Flag of Tholen
Flag
Coat of arms of Tholen
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Tholen in a municipal map of Zeeland
Location in Zeeland
Coordinates:
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Ger van de Velde-de Wilde (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 254.00 km2 (98.07 sq mi)
 • Land 147.09 km2 (56.79 sq mi)
 • Water 106.91 km2 (41.28 sq mi)
Elevation[3] -1 m (−3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 25,444
 • Density 173/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tholenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4675, 4690–4699
Area code 0166, 0167
Website .nl.tholenwww

Tholen (   ) is a municipality in the southwest of the Netherlands. The municipality of Tholen has lent its name from the town of Tholen, which is the largest population center in the municipality.

The municipality consists of two peninsulas, formerly islands, the larger one on the south also called Tholen, the smaller one on the north called Sint Philipsland. The two are separated by the former strait, now bay, of Krabbenkreek. The municipality is bordered on the east by the Eendracht, once a Scheldt branch but now part of the Scheldt-Rhine Canal, crossed by three road bridges; by the Oosterschelde estuary to the south; the straits of Keeten-Mastgat to the west; and the Krammer strait to the north.

The town has a small historical center partly surrounded by a "gracht" and partly bordered by a harbour for fishing ships and yachts.

Population centers

Dutch Topographic map of Tholen, June 2015

On the island Sint Philipsland there are three villages:

On the island Tholen there are seven population centers:

Twin towns

Images

References

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External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website


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