Zonnemaire is a village in the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It lies about 19 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Hellevoetsluis. In 2021, Zonnemaire had a population of 755.

Zonnemaire
Hervormde kerk
Hervormde kerk
Coat of arms of Zonnemaire
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The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Zonnemaire in the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Zonnemaire in the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland
Zonnemaire is located in Zeeland
Zonnemaire
Zonnemaire
Location in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands
Zonnemaire is located in Netherlands
Zonnemaire
Zonnemaire
Zonnemaire (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°42′45″N 3°57′3″E / 51.71250°N 3.95083°E / 51.71250; 3.95083Coordinates: 51°42′45″N 3°57′3″E / 51.71250°N 3.95083°E / 51.71250; 3.95083
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceZeeland
MunicipalitySchouwen-Duiveland
Area
 • Total17.69 km2 (6.83 sq mi)
Elevation0.7 m (2.3 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total755
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4316[1]
Dialing code0111

HistoryEdit

Zonnemaire was named after Sonnemare, the water between the former islands of Bommenede and Schouwen. Zonnemarie is a road village which was first mentioned in 985 when it became owned by the Count of Holland. The current village developed after the Zonnemairepolder which was reclaimed in 1401.[3]

The Dutch Reformed church is an aisleless church with a partially build-in tower. It was constructed in 1867 as a replacement of its 15th century predecessor.[3] The grist mill De Korenbloem was built in 1872 and was in service until 1961. It was extensively restored between 1991 and 1992; it operates on a voluntary basis.[4]

Zonnemaire was home to 442 people in 1840.[5] It was a separate municipality until 1961, when it was merged with Brouwershaven.[6] In 1997, it became part of the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland.[5]

Notable peopleEdit

Zonnemaire is the birthplace of Pieter Zeeman, who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hendrik Lorentz for his discovery of the Zeeman effect.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 4316AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b Piet van Cruyningen & Ronald Stenvert (2003). Zonnemaire (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 8830 6. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  4. ^ "De Korenbloem". Molen database (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Zonnemaire". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  6. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011. (in Dutch)

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