Goeree-Overflakkee is the southernmost delta island of the province of South Holland, Netherlands. A delta is a Landform where the mouth of a River flows into an Ocean, Sea, Estuary, Lake or another river An island (ˈaɪlənd or isle (/ˈaɪl/ is any piece of land that is completely surrounded by water in two dimensions above high tide and isolated from other significant A province is a territorial unit almost always an Administrative division. South Holland ( Dutch:) is a province situated on the North Sea in the western part of the Netherlands. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands It is separated from Voorne-Putten and Hoeksche Waard by the Haringvliet, from the mainland of North Brabant by the Volkerak, and from Schouwen-Duiveland by Lake Grevelingen. Voorne-Putten is an Island between the North Sea, the Brielse meer and the rivers Oude Maas, Spui and Haringvliet Hoeksche Waard is an Island between the Oude Maas, Dordtsche Kil, Hollands Diep, Haringvliet and Spui Rivers The Haringvliet is a large Inlet of the North Sea, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. North Brabant ( Dutch: Noord-Brabant,) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country bordered by Belgium Schouwen-Duiveland ( is a Municipality and an Island in the southwestern Netherlands. Grevelingen or Grevelingenmeer ( Lake Grevelingen is a former Rhine - Meuse Estuary on the Border of the Dutch
From west to east, it consists of the municipalities Goedereede, Dirksland, Middelharnis, Oostflakkee. Goedereede (population 11544 in 2004 is a municipality and a town in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Dirksland (population 8269 in 2004 is a town and municipality on Goeree-Overflakkee Island in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Middelharnis (population 17450 in 2004 is a municipality and a village in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Oostflakkee (population 10126 in 2004 is a municipality on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee in the western Netherlands, in the province of
Despite being part of South Holland Province, the island's scenery and dialect is closer related to Zeeland than to Holland. Zeeland ( also called Zealand in English and Zeelandic, is a province of the Netherlands.
This municipality consists of a number of towns. From west to east, they are Ouddorp (with Oostdijk), Goedereede (with Havenhoofd) and Stellendam. Ouddorp ( is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Goedereede on the island Goeree-Overflakkee Oostdijk may refer to Oostdijk (South Holland Oostdijk (Zeeland Goedereede (population 11544 in 2004 is a municipality and a town in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Havenhoofd ( is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. Stellendam ( is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. Income consists mainly of tourism and fishery. Because of the extended and beautiful beach close by Ouddorp has a large number of camping grounds which is a big attraction for other inland Europeans, mainly Germans. Goedereede and Stellendam both have an extended fishing fleet. Entering the town of Goedereede is like entering a different time. A town that takes you back a few centuries with its beautifully shaped buildings and tall church tower. Goedereede is one of two towns on the island that ever obtained city rights. Stellendam was hit hard in the 1953 storm flood and several monuments in the town commemorate this tragic event. Next to Stellendam lies the Haringvlietdam which shelters the Haringvliet from the North Sea, this dam is part of the Delta Project. The Haringvliet sluices are a construction that closed off the estuary of the Haringvliet as part of the Delta Works. The Haringvliet is a large Inlet of the North Sea, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. The Deltaworks are a series of constructions built between 1950 and 1997 in the southwest of The Netherlands to protect a large area of land around the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt On the island's side of the dam a 'Delta Expo' can be found with informative tours that guide you through the dam.
Consisting of Melissant, Herkingen and Dirksland. Melissant is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. Herkingen is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. Dirksland (population 8269 in 2004 is a town and municipality on Goeree-Overflakkee Island in the western Netherlands, in the province of South The 1953 flood did not have such an enormous effect on these towns, because the lands they are on, lay generally higher than the rest of the island. Dirksland is the biggest of the three and also has the only hospital on the island. The Van Weel-Bethesda hospital is one the smallest in the country, but has an excellent reputation, coming out very high in national hospital grade polls. Dirksland is recognizable from a distance by the biggest watertower of the country! The towns are agriculturally focused and have several campgrounds for people who prefer a bit of rest over the busy Ouddorp area, but still want to be close to shore. Dirksland has an inland harbor with a newly restored gatecomplex. Herkingen lies on the south side of the island and borders the Grevelingenmeer. A saltwater lake that has been disconnected directly from the North Sea by the Brouwersdam, but still connects to the Oosterschelde which is saltwater. The Grevelingenmeer is a large watersports area with the main recreational areas on Schouwen-Duiveland. Herkingen is trying to join in with the tourism and has quite a large size yachting harbor. The town of Herkingen currently hosts several of the biggest modern windmills in the country.
Forming the center of the island, this municipality is the biggest of the 4 with over 17,000 inhabitants. Sommelsdijk, Middelharnis, Nieuwe Tonge and Stad aan 't Haringvliet are the towns that form this municipality. Sommelsdijk is a village on the island Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, the Netherlands Middelharnis (population 17450 in 2004 is a municipality and a village in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Nieuwe-Tonge ( is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. Stad aan 't Haringvliet ( is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. Sommelsdijk and Middelharnis are quite special, because they form a 'twin town', something not seen very often. They both sort of form a heart with each town being a chamber in the heart. Middelharnis has lots of supermarkets and the big shopping area D'n Diek. This shopping center settled itself on a dike which used to be the last barrier for the towns from the Haringvliet. Now extensive building has started north of this dike and the area is enjoying a huge face lift. Fridaynights is considered the shoppingnight of the week and shops stay open until 9 PM. On Fridays in the summer months, there are what is called the Diekdagen (Diekdays in Dutch). These days there are special activities like sports car racing and bicycle racing in the middle of the town. For a night out you can also go to some nice restaurants and bars around the Middelharnis' harbor. The town hosts most of the schools on the island. With a large public and Christian high school. Middelharnis has an inland harbor with connection to the Haringvliet. At the entrance of the harbor a new vacation resort has been established called 'Nieuw Zeeland'. There is also a small beach which can get very crowded in the summertime. The old main street in both towns are very pretty. Starting at the church and ending at the harbor in both towns, they are very identical. In Middelharnis the old main street has the old municipality building. Both towns have the church in the center and the rest of the towns sort of vane out from this center. In Sommelsdijk a big sports complex with swimming pool is present called De Staver. Stad aan 't Haringvliet is the second town on the island with city rights and has a small harbor with beach. Like most of the towns on the island the old windmill has been preserved. Nieuwe Tonge's main entry roads are the two dikes that form the edges of the town. And of course a traditional windmill is present.
Oostflakkee consists of the following towns Den Bommel (with Zuidzijde), Oude Tonge, Ooltgensplaat, Achthuizen and Langstraat. Den Bommel ( is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. Oude-Tonge ( is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. Ooltgensplaat ( is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. Achthuizen ( is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. Oude Tonge is the main town of this municipality with a considerable industrial area. It also has a large busstation. Oude Tonge suffered most in 1953 flood and was visited by the queen in 2003 to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of this event. Den Bommel is quite similar to Stad aan 't Haringvliet with a harbor and beach on the shores of the Haringvliet. A few kilometers east of Den Bommel there is Zuidzijde, a very small town with a neat looking water tower. Ooltgensplaat is the most eastward town on the island with a harbor on the Volkerak. The town has a very old and beautiful municipal building. This town has the yearly start and finish of De Omloop - a 100+ km walk around the island within a 24 hour period. This event attracts thousands every year either participants or those to watch the spectacle. It is held yearly in the latter half of August. Achthuizen and Langstraat are other small towns nearby Ooltgensplaat.
The island of Gorée in Senegal, notorious in the 18th Century as a center for the slave trade, got its name from the Dutch Goeree at the time when it was ruled by the Netherlands. Île de Gorée (ie "Gorée Island" (pronounced /goʀe/ is one of the 19 communes d'arrondissement (i Senegal (le Sénégal officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country south of the Sénégal River in western Africa. The history of slavery uncovers many different forms of human exploitation across many cultures throughout history