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Sluis

Location municipality Sluis Location of Sluis, from Dutch wikipedia This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ...

Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Area
- Land
- Water
307.01 km²
280.27 km²
26.74 km²
Population (2005)
- Density
24,563
88/km²

Sluis is a municipality and a town in the southwestern Netherlands in the west of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. The modern day Netherlands are divided into twelve provinces (provincies in Dutch), listed below with their capital city: Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also the ranked list of Dutch provinces Structure A Dutch province represents the administrative layer in between the national government and the... For the U.S. towns of the same name see Zeeland, Michigan and Zeeland, North Dakota respectively. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... Satellite image of the Scheldt delta Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is the part of the Netherlands on the left shore of the Scheldt river (here called Westerschelde), nr. ...


The municipality was created by merging the former municipalities of Oostburg and Sluis-Aardenburg. Sluis-Aardenburg (population: 6,567) is a former municipality in the southwestern Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland. ...

Contents

Population centers

Aardenburg, Breskens, Cadzand, Draaibrug, Eede, Groede, Heille, Hoofdplaat, IJzendijke, Nieuwvliet, Oostburg, Retranchement, Schoondijke, Sint Anna ter Muiden, Sint Kruis, Terhofstede, Waterlandkerkje, Zuidzande and Zwindorp.


The town of Sluis

The battle of Sluys was named after this town. The Battle of Sluys was a naval battle fought on Saturday, 24 June 1340. ...


Sluis (population of the city as of 2001: 2,040) received city rights in 1290. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... Events King Edward I of England banishes all Jews from Britain. ...


Aardenburg

Aardenburg is a small city (population as of 2001: 2,130) close to the Dutch-Belgian border. Aardenburg was granted city rights in 1127 and is thus one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands. Archeologist have found proof of settlement as early as 4500 BC. And after the Second World War restaurations to damaged building uncovered fragments of Roman rooftiles, of wich some bare the markings of a Roman militaire post, as well as black vazes and Roman sandals. But more important, a Roman building with a foundation 18 by 10 meters. The Roman Castellum was in use from 175 to 270 AD. On top of the foundations of this Roman building there were the remains of a mideavil building. According to later accounts it was destroyed in 1383. Events Conrad III establishes the Hohenstaufen dynasty when he is crowned antiking to the Holy Roman Emperor, Lothar II. First coalition of the Norman princes against Roger II of Sicily. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Roman or Romans has several meanings, primarily related to the Roman citizens, but also applicable to typography, math, and a commune. ...


Breskens

Breskens is a harbor town (population as of 2001: 4,280) on the Westerschelde. A ferry connection exists between Breskens and Vlissingen. After the opening of the Westerschelde tunnel near Terneuzen in 2003, the ferry now only carries pedestrian and cyclist traffic. Satellite image of the Scheldt delta showing the Western Scheldt (b) The Western Scheldt (Westerschelde) in the province Zeeland in the southwestern Netherlands, is an estuary of the Scheldt river. ... The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on short-distance, regularly-scheduled services. ... Flushing (Dutch Vlissingen) is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. ... Terneuzen is a city and municipality in the southwestern Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland, in the middle of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sint Anna ter Muiden

Sint Anna ter Muiden (population as of 2001: 50) is a small city about 1 km west of Sluis. It is located on the westernmost point of the Netherlands. Sint Anna ter Muiden was granted city rights in 1242 by the counts of Flanders, Thomas of Savoy and Jeanne of Flanders. This is a list of the extreme points of the Netherlands, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location. ... Events April 5 - During a battle on the ice of Russian forces rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights. ... Jeanne of Flanders (1199/1200 - 1244) was countess of Flanders and Hainaut. ...


IJzendijke

IJzendijke is a city (population as of 2001: 1,780) about 5 km east of Oostburg. It received city rights in 1303. Events On the 20 April, Pope Boniface VIII founds the University of Rome La Sapienza Edward I of England reconquers Scotland (see also: William Wallace, Wars of Scottish Independence) The Khilji Dynasty conquers Chittor Births Saint Birgitta, patron saint of Europe Deaths October 11 - Pope Boniface VIII Categories: 1303 ...


See also

Sea lavender blossoms in august-september The Zwin is a natural reserve with an area of 1. ...

External link

Official website (http://www.sluis.nl/)



Province Zeeland

Borsele - Goes - Hulst - Kapelle - Middelburg - Noord-Beveland - Reimerswaal - Schouwen-Duiveland - Sluis - Terneuzen - Tholen - Veere - Vlissingen For the U.S. towns of the same name see Zeeland, Michigan and Zeeland, North Dakota respectively. ... Flag of Zeeland (from Dutch Wikipedia) File links The following pages link to this file: Terneuzen Middelburg, Netherlands Borsele Goes Hulst Kapelle Noord-Beveland Reimerswaal Schouwen-Duiveland Tholen Veere Sluis Flushing, Netherlands Template:Province Zeeland Categories: Flag images ... Borsele is a municipality in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid_Beveland. ... Goes is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands, in Zuid-Beveland. ... Hulst is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands in the east of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. ... Kapelle is a municipality and a town in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid-Beveland Population centers Biezelinge Kapelle Schore Wemeldinge Transportation Railway station: Kapelle-Biezelinge. ... This is about the city in the Netherlands. ... Noord-Beveland is a municipality in the southwestern Netherlands and a former island, now part of the Walcheren-Zuid-Beveland-Noord-Beveland peninsula. ... Reimerswaal is a municipality in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid-Beveland. ... Schouwen-Duiveland is a municipality and an island in the southwestern Netherlands. ... Terneuzen is a city and municipality in the southwestern Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland, in the middle of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. ... Tholen is a municipality and a city in the southwest of the Netherlands. ... Veere is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands, on Walcheren in the province of Zeeland. ... Flushing (Dutch Vlissingen) is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. ...

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Sluis: Information from Answers.com (295 words)
Sluis (slois), municipality, Zeeland prov., SW Netherlands, on the Scheldt estuary, near the Belgian border.
Sluis fell to the Spanish in 1587 and was recovered by the Dutch in 1604.
In 1340 the Battle of Sluys was fought nearby at sea.
Sluis: the most Flemish town of the Netherlands (756 words)
Sluis was the last harbour of Bruges, nevertheless regularly Bruges had to intervene by arms to enforce her rights.
Sluis came to existence in the second half of the 13th century and received her town privileges in 1290.
Sluis used to have 2 churches: the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk and the Sint-Janskerk.
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