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|Residents||14,310 (Jan. 1, 2018)|
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Zevenbergen is a place in the northwest of the Dutch province of North Brabant near Breda . Zevenbergen was an independent municipality until 1997 and has been the main town of Moerdijk since then . Zevenbergen has 14,310 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2018).
Zevenbergen was first mentioned in 1283 and politically belonged to the county of Holland . The place grew and got at the time of Johann III. from Brabant city rights and quickly became a central place. In 1421 the Elisabethenflut led to dike breaches and floods in many areas in the southwest of the Netherlands. The polders around Zevenbergen were also flooded and the place was separated from the rest of the county. Zevenbergen remained politically part of Holland and became a party in the hook-and-cod war . In 1427 the place was taken by Philip the Good , Duke of Burgundy and Count of Holland, and he gave (confirmed) Zevenbergen city rights.
It was not until the early 16th century, the areas were once again to Zevenbergen dikes and in 1648 the city was the house in the possession of Orange . In 1805 Zevenbergen (with the rest of today's municipality Moerdijk) became part of the Bataafsch-Brabant department in the Batavian Republic and, after 1815, part of North Brabant in the new Kingdom of the Netherlands .