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Zierikzee city centre
Zierikzee city centre
Flag of Schouwen-Duiveland
Coat of arms of Schouwen-Duiveland
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Schouwen-Duiveland in a municipal map of Zeeland
Location in Zeeland
Country Netherlands
Province Zeeland
Established 1 January 1997[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Gerard Rabelink
 • Total 488.21 km2 (188.50 sq mi)
 • Land 230.07 km2 (88.83 sq mi)
 • Water 258.14 km2 (99.67 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[5]
 • Total 33,833
 • Density 147/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4300–4329
Area code 0111
Website .nlschouwen-duiveland

Schouwen-Duiveland (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a municipality and an island in the southwestern Netherlands.

The Brouwersdam is a dam, part of the Delta Works, from Schouwen-Duiveland to Goedereede, the west part of the island of Goeree-Overflakkee in South Holland.

Population centers

Brijdorpe, Brouwershaven, Bruinisse, Burgh, Burghsluis, Den Osse, Dreischor, Elkerzee, Ellemeet, Haamstede, Kerkwerve, Looperskapelle, Moriaanshoofd, Nieuwerkerk, Nieuwerkerke, Noordgouwe, Noordwelle, Oosterland, Ouwerkerk, Renesse, Scharendijke, Schuddebeurs, Serooskerke, Sirjansland, Westenschouwen, Zierikzee, Zonnemaire.

There is no village called Schouwen-Duiveland; the municipality takes its name from the island, which received its name when the former islands Schouwen and Duiveland (and Dreischor) were poldered together.


Dutch Topographic map of the island of Schouwen-Duiveland, as per Sept. 2014.


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External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website (in Dutch)
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