Place:Oostburg, Zeeland, Netherlands

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NameOostburg
TypeVoormalige gemeente
Coordinates51.32698°N 3.48964°E
Located inZeeland, Netherlands     ( - 2002)
Also located inSluis, Zeeland, Netherlands     (2003 - )
Contained Places
Voormalige gemeente
Breskens ( 1970 - )
Cadzand ( 1970 - )
Groede ( 1970 - )
Hoofdplaat ( 1970 - )
IJzendijke ( 1970 - 2002 )
Nieuwvliet ( 1970 - )
Schoondijke ( 1970 - )
Waterlandkerkje ( 1970 - )
Zuidzande ( 1970 - )
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Oostburg is a town in the south-western Netherlands. It is the largest town in the municipality of Sluis, in the province of Zeeland. As of 1 January 2005, its population is 5,008. It received city rights in 1237.

Before 1 January 2003, Oostburg was also the name of a municipality. It merged with Sluis-Aardenburg to form the new municipality of Sluis.

The municipality covered an area of 224.93 km², of which 1.05 km² was water.

As well as the town of Oostburg, the former municipality also included the following towns, villages and townships:

Oostburg is typically a tourist town very close to the beaches at Cadzand. Every Wednesday is market day all year round but in the summer the town is a very busy place with lots of fun events happening.

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