Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Terneuzen is a city and municipality in the southwestern Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland, in the middle of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. With over 55,000 inhabitants, it is the most populous municipality of Zeeland.
Terneuzen (population: 24,150), Axel (8,274), Sas van Gent (4,000), Zaamslag (3,018), Hoek (3,000), Koewacht (2,700), Sluiskil (2,700), Philippine (2,200), Westdorpe (2,028), Biervliet (1,671), Zuiddorpe (1,000), Zandstraat (379), Spui (300), Overslag (250).
The town Terneuzen
First mentioned in 1325, Terneuzen was a strategically located port on the waterways to Ghent, in present-day Belgium. Nowadays the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal is still an important shipping route.  The port of Terneuzen is the third largest in the Netherlands, after those of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The largest plant of Dow Chemical outside of the United States is located at Terneuzen, on the west side of the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal.
Terneuzen was once home of the legendary Flying Dutchman, Van der Decken, a captain who cursed God and was condemned to sail the seas forever, as described in the Frederick Marryat novel The Phantom Ship and the Richard Wagner opera.
Philippine has gained some renown for its mussel restaurants. On the village square there is a fountain in the shape of a mussel.
Sas van Gent
Sas van Gent is a town on the border with Belgium. The Ghent-Terneuzen Canal passes through Sas van Gent, and at that point there is a lock in the canal. The name of the village, Sas van Gent, means sluice of Ghent.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details