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About the town » Sommelsdijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


Sommelsdijk is a village on the island and municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, the Netherlands. Sommelsdijk has (1 January 2006) 7,383 inhabitants which makes it the largest settlement on the island. In the past, Sommelsdijk was the only place on Goeree-Overflakee Island that was part of the province of Zeeland. In 1805 it was transferred to Holland, and remained such by the amendment of the Dutch Constitution of 1814. Early March 1941 during the Second World War, nearly two hundred young men from Sommelsdijk were incarcerated for one month because of insulting the German army and the Dutch police. Sommelsdijk was a separate municipality until 1966, when it became part of Middelharnis. Last one has made part of the new municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee since 2013.


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This place belongs to the working area of the Streekarchief Goeree-Overflakkee