Place:Kattendijke

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Kattendijke
Village
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Kattendijke is located in Zeeland
Kattendijke
Kattendijke
Location in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands
Kattendijke is located in Netherlands
Kattendijke
Kattendijke
Kattendijke (Netherlands)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°31′22″N 3°56′36″E / 51.52278°N 3.94333°E / 51.52278; 3.94333
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceZeeland
MunicipalityGoes
Area
 • Total5.11 km2 (1.97 sq mi)
Elevation-0.3 m (−1.0 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total530
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4474[1]
Dialing code0113

Kattendijke is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is located in the municipality of Goes on the Oosterschelde about 5 km northeast of the city of Goes.

History

The village was first mentioned in 1214 as Cattindic. The etymology is unclear.[3] The flood of 1134 resulted in large inundated areas around Kattendijke. The Cistercians monks from abbey Ter Doel started to built dikes and polder the land. Kattendijke developed into a heerlijkheid.[4]

The Dutch Reformed church was built in 1404 on a terp (artificial hill). Only the nave of the medieval church remains due to war and decay. It was renovated in 1954 and restored to its original shape.[4]

Kattendijke was home to 255 people in 1840.[5] In 1927, a railway station was built on the Goes to Wemeldinge railway line. The station closed in 1934.[6]

Until 1970, Kattendijke was a separate municipality when it was merged into Goes.[7] The municipality also covered the village of Wilhelminadorp which contained the town hall.[5]

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