Reimerswaal (pronunciation (help·info)) is a municipality in the province of Zeeland in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid-Beveland, named after the lost city. The municipality had a population of 22,678 in 2019, and has a surface area of 242.42 km2 (93.60 sq mi) of which 140.62 km2 (54.29 sq mi) is water. The central town Yerseke is known for trade in mussels and oysters. Kruiningen is known for the former ferry from Kruiningen to Perkpolder which was in service up to 2003. The municipality of Reimerswaal was established in 1970, from the aggregation of the municipalities Krabbendijke, Kruiningen, Rilland-Bath, Waarde, and Yerseke.
Krabbendijke town centre
Location in Zeeland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||José van Egmond (CDA)|
|• Total||242.42 km2 (93.60 sq mi)|
|• Land||101.80 km2 (39.31 sq mi)|
|• Water||140.62 km2 (54.29 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||223/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The municipal coat of arms(nl) dates to 1970. The sword in a red field is derived from the coat of arms of the lost city of Reimerswaal in use in the 15th century (Beyeren Armorial p. 107) of gules two swords inverted saltirewise argent and or. In addition, the municipal coat of arms shows the comital arms of Wittelsbach-Hainaut in chief.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Reimerswaal, June 2015
- Marinus van Reymerswaele (c.1490 Reimerswaal – c.1546) a Dutch Renaissance painter
- Daan Manneke (born 1939 in Kruiningen) a Dutch composer and organist
- Maartje Boudeling (born 1939 in Yerseke) a retired head chef
- F. van Dixhoorn (born 1948 in Hansweert) a Dutch poet.
- Johnny Hoogerland (born 1983 in Yerseke) a former Dutch professional cyclist
- "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Reimerswaal. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
- "Postcodetool for 4416AK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.