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Province of Zeeland (Z)
   

Click on any of the following links to find out more about churches in cities and villages in the province of Zeeland:

(Links in bold refer to pages showing a selection of churches in specific towns, villages or municipalities (these are marked "mun."), all others refer to descriptions of a single church only. For an overview of all churches in Zeeland that are described in more detail on Archimon, see the pictorial index.)

Aardenburg
Axel
Biggekerke
Borsele (mun.)
Brouwershaven

Cadzand
Goes (mun.)
's-Gravenpolder
's-Heerabtskerke
's-Heerarendskerke
Heinkenszand
Hulst (mun.)
Kapelle
Kloetinge
Koewacht
Koudekerke
Kruiningen
Meliskerke
Middelburg
Nisse
Oost-Souburg
Ossenisse
Poortvliet
Ritthem
Scherpenisse
Sint Kruis
Sint Maartensdijk
Sluis (mun.)
Terneuzen (mun.)
Tholen (mun.)
Veere (mun.)
Vlissingen (mun.)
Wemeldinge
Zaamslag
Zoutelande

Province in the south-western part of the Netherlands. Most important cities are Middelburg and Vlissingen. Originally Zeeland was the name of a province consisting of a group of islands. The shapes of these islands have changed many times, and some islands now are unrecognizable in their old form, having become part of larger islands since. In 1323 Zeeland became the property of the counts of Holland. In 1572 Zeeland was one of the most active provinces in the war against Spain. It has been a mainly protestant province ever since. With this war began a golden age, with especially the slave-trade being of great economic importance. In 1648 Spain was forced to hand over the northernmost part of Flanders to the Republic. This part, today called Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, was from then on ruled as a colony because of its mainly catholic population. Before the war this was a rich area, with important towns like Hulst and Sluis. In 1815 the islands and this part of Flanders together form the new province of Zeeland. By that time the economy had gone downhill, and fishing and agriculture had become the biggest trades. In World War Two Zeeland suffered badly, with both parties destroying monumental buildings. Another disaster was the great flood of 1953. Today Zeeland is of big touristic importance.

   
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