Koewacht is a village on the border between the Netherlands and Belgium.

Coat of arms of Koewacht
Coat of arms
Koewacht in de gemeente Terneuzen
Koewacht in de gemeente Terneuzen
Coordinates: 51°13′36″N 3°58′23″E / 51.22667°N 3.97306°E / 51.22667; 3.97306
CountryNetherlands, Belgium
ProvinceZeeland, East Flanders
MunicipalityTerneuzen, Moerbeke, Stekene

The village consists of two parts; a Dutch and a (smaller) Belgian part. As of 2005, there are approximately 2,400 inhabitants.

The Dutch part is located in Zeelandic Flanders, a part of the province of Zeeland and part of the municipality of Terneuzen. It was a separate municipality until 1970, when it was merged with Axel.[1]

The Belgian part lies in the province of East Flanders, in the municipalities of Moerbeke and Stekene.


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2009-12-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 51°14′N 3°58′E / 51.233°N 3.967°E / 51.233; 3.967