Borsele

Borsele (Dutch: [ˈbɔrsələ] (About this soundlisten); Zeelandic: Bossele) is a municipality in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid-Beveland.

Borsele
Bossele  (Zeeuws)
Church in Ovezande
Church in Ovezande
Flag of Borsele
Coat of arms of Borsele
Highlighted position of Borsele in a municipal map of Zeeland
Location in Zeeland
Coordinates: 51°26′N 3°49′E / 51.433°N 3.817°E / 51.433; 3.817Coordinates: 51°26′N 3°49′E / 51.433°N 3.817°E / 51.433; 3.817
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceZeeland
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorGerben Dijksterhuis (ChristianUnion)
Area
 • Total194.52 km2 (75.10 sq mi)
 • Land141.57 km2 (54.66 sq mi)
 • Water52.95 km2 (20.44 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total22,800
 • Density161/km2 (420/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Borsselaar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
4430–4456
Area code0113
Websiteborsele.nl

The name of the municipality is spelled with a single s; the name of the eponymous village is Borssele, spelled with double s.

The municipality is mainly known for the Borssele Nuclear Power Station and the Central Storage for Radioactive Waste.

Population centresEdit

TopographyEdit

 
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Borsele, June 2015

TransportEdit

The Western Scheldt Tunnel is from Ellewoutsdijk to Terneuzen in Zeelandic Flanders.

Notable peopleEdit

 
Hans Warren, 1981

SportEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Samenstelling College van B&W" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Borsele. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 4441AT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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