Noord-Beveland(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnoːrd ˈbeːvəlɑnt] (listen)) (North Beveland) is a municipality and region in the southwestern Netherlands and a former island, now part of the Walcheren-Zuid-Beveland-Noord-Beveland peninsula. Noord-Beveland is enclosed by the Oosterschelde estuary to the north, and the former straits, now combined lake, of Veerse Meer and Zandkreek to the south. As part of the Delta Works, dams have connected Noord-Beveland to Walcheren and Zuid-Beveland.
Aerial view of Noord-Beveland
Location in Zeeland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Marcel Delhez (VVD)|
|• Total||121.51 km2 (46.92 sq mi)|
|• Land||85.82 km2 (33.14 sq mi)|
|• Water||35.69 km2 (13.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
(there is no village called Noord-Beveland itself).
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Noord-Beveland, June 2015
In Roman times, the town of Ganuenta lay north of where the village of Colijnsplaat is now, a location now covered by the water of the Oosterschelde. It was an important centre for trade. Nearby, there was a temple dedicated to the ancient regional sea goddess Nehalennia. A replica of this temple was officially opened in Colijnsplaat in August 2005.
- "Collegeleden" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Noord-Beveland. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 4491EV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- Van der Velde, Koert (August 13, 2005). Zeeuwse godin weer thuis. Trouw (Dutch newspaper), p. 8–9.