Philippine (Netherlands)

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This article is about the town in the Netherlands. For the country in Southeast Asia, see Philippines.

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Philippine ( 51°17′N, 3°46′E) is a town in the Netherlands|Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Terneuzen, and lies about 23 km southeast of Vlissingen. It is located close to the border with Belgium, 5km southwest of the city of Terneuzen. It received City rights in the Netherlands|city rights in 1506.

Philippine has gained some renown for its mussel restaurants. On the village square there is a fountain in the shape of a mussel.

Philippine was a separate municipality until 1970, when it was merged with Sas van Gent.<ref>Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]</ref>

In 2001, the town of Philippine had 1970 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.60 km2, and contained 853 residences.<ref name="CBS">Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).</ref> The statistical area "Philippine", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2180.<ref name="CBS2">Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of January 1, 2005.</ref>

References

  1. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. 1
  2. Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of January 1, 2005.

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