Open main menu

Axel is a town in the southwest Netherlands. It is located in the municipality of Terneuzen, Zeeland, about 31 km southeast of Vlissingen.

Axel
Town
Flag of Axel
Flag
Coat of arms of Axel
Coat of arms
LocatieTerneuzen.png
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Axel in the municipality of Terneuzen.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Axel in the municipality of Terneuzen.
Coordinates: 51°15′56″N 3°54′32″E / 51.26556°N 3.90889°E / 51.26556; 3.90889Coordinates: 51°15′56″N 3°54′32″E / 51.26556°N 3.90889°E / 51.26556; 3.90889
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceZeeland
MunicipalityTerneuzen
Population (31-12-2009)
 • Total7,923
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

In 2001, the town of Axel had 7,421 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town is 1.9 km2 (0.73 sq mi), and contains 3,408 residences.[1] The statistical area "Axel", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 8,190.[2]

HistoryEdit

Axel received city rights in 1213.

A railroad, connecting Terneuzen and Sint-Niklaas, once ran through the city.

Until 2003, Axel was a separate municipality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 Archived 2006-07-24 at WebCite. As of 1 January 2005.

External linksEdit