Oud-Vossemeer

Oud-Vossemeer (Zeelandic: Ou-Vossemaer) is a village on the island of Tholen in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Tholen, and lies about 13 km northwest of Bergen op Zoom, close to the Eendracht, part of the Scheldt-Rhine Canal.

The ancestors of the American presidential family Roosevelt may have lived in Oud-Vossemeer. A monument honoring the Four Freedoms (formulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt) was placed in the center of the village.

It includes the previous municipality of Vrijberge

Oud-Vossemeer was a separate municipality until 1971, when it was merged with Tholen.

In 2001, the town of Oud-Vossemeer had 1948 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.45 km², and contained 779 residences. The statistical area "Oud-Vossemeer", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2720.

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  1. Gemeente Tholen Bevolkingsregister TholenTholenPopulation registry, Tholen, 1875-1898, sheet 216