coat of arms
|mayor||Jack van der Hoek ( D66 )|
|Seat of the municipality||Zierikzee|
|488.21 km 2
229.65 km 2
258.56 km 2
|Residents||33,784 (Jan 31, 2019)|
|Population density||69 inhabitants / km 2|
|Important traffic route|
|Website||Homepage of Schouwen-Duiveland|
The name comes from two of the three islands, Schouwen and Duiveland, separated by the Gouwe, which was silted up in the Middle Ages . The third island was called Bommenee. At first this island world was reshaped by several storm surges. Bommenee was separated by the "Sonnemar" mentioned in 776, and before the storm surge of 1682 it belonged not to Zeeland , but to Holland . The parts of the island of Schouwen-Duiveland were united by dykes, which is no longer an island today due to bridges and dykes built as part of the Delta Works , but rather via the island of Goeree-Overflakkee with the mainland and via a barrage and the Zeelandbrug with the island of Noord- Beveland is connected.
The administrative seat is in the city of Zierikzee, which until 1995 was an independent municipality with around 11,000 inhabitants (as of 2002). The districts of Renesse and Westerschouwen on the North Sea coast, which belong to the large municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland, are popular excursion and holiday destinations, especially for tourists from North Rhine-Westphalia.
- Mannetje van Willemstad from early history
Distribution of seats in the municipal council
The local elections on March 21, 2018 resulted in the following distribution of seats:
The community is divided into the following districts:
- District number
- (as of January 1, 2017)
The coastline of Schouwen-Duiveland is divided into different beach sections.
Sections of the beach specially designed for families and children that are monitored by the Dutch rescue brigade.
Natural beaches where nude bathing is allowed in special sections.
Water, sports beaches
Sections of the beach specially designed for various water sports. The extreme sports buggy kiting and stunt kite climbing are permitted in individual sections.
Family / water, sports beaches
A mix of family, water and sports beaches
- Sint Jacobus (Renesse)
- Corneliuskerk (Noordwelle)
- Sint Jodocuskerk (Oosterland)
- Sint Johannes Evangelist (Nieuwerkerk)
- The Zeelandbrug , over 5000 meters long, has been connecting the island to the south across the Oosterschelde since 1965 . See also map at Zierikzee, Verkehrswege .
- The road on the Brouwersdam behind the Grevelingen (a former bay, also called Grevelingenmeer) creates the connection to the island of Goeree-Overflakkee , which is part of South Holland .
- The road on the Oosterscheldekering ( Oosterschelde storm surge barrier ) has been connecting Schouwen-Duiveland directly on the North Sea coast with the (half) island of Noord-Beveland since 1987 . Like the road on Brouwersdam, it belongs to Rijksweg 57 .
- There is no bridge over the Mastgate , which is only a few hundred meters wide , to the west of the village of Anna Jacobapolder , Tholen municipality . A boat connection or the road over the Grevelingenam and the Philipsdam are used . The road over the Grevelingen dam continues as Rijksweg 59 towards Moerdijk (North Brabant).
People from places on the island
- Jan van Renesse († 1304), from Slot Moermond , nobleman and general
- Jacob Cats (* 1577 in Brouwershaven , † 1660 in The Hague), poet and politician
- Pieter Zeeman (* 1865 in Zonnemaire ; † 1943), physicist. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1902 (2nd year of the award winners)
- Jan Andreas Verhoeff (* 1911 in Brouwershaven ; † 1944, executed), Dutch resistance fighter, see also Renesse's ten
- Official website of the municipality (Dutch)
- Website of the weather station Schouwen-Duiveland (Dutch, German, English, French)
- Schouwen-Duiveland: Website of the tourist association VVV Zeeland (German, Dutch, English)
- Nieuwe burgemeester in Schouwen-Duiveland. In: rijksoverheid.nl. Rijksoverheid, April 20, 2020, accessed May 12, 2020 (Dutch).
- Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand . In: StatLine . Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Dutch)
- Illustration by Frans Hogenberg from 1576: Here is to be seen in what gestalt, The Spaniard with seher great violence, Ein sterck de Bommenee called, conquering, ... ( digitized version )
- Result of the local elections: 2014 2018 , accessed on April 7, 2018 (Dutch)
- seats in the municipal council: 2006 2010 2014 2018 Gemeente Hulst, accessed on April 5, 2018 (Dutch)
- Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek , accessed on April 17, 2018 (Dutch)