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The Canal through Zuid-Beveland
in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...
is the western of the two canal
Canals are man-made channels for water. There are two types of canal:#Waterways: navigable transportation canals used for carrying ships and boats shipping goods and conveying people, further subdivided into two kinds:...
s crossing Zuid-Beveland
Zuid-Beveland is a part of the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands north of the Westerschelde and south of the Oosterschelde. It is a former island, now peninsula, crossed by the Canal through Zuid-Beveland on the west and the Scheldt-Rhine Canal on the east.It consists of four...
. It connects the Westerschelde and the Oosterschelde
The Oosterschelde is an estuary in Zeeland, Netherlands, between Schouwen-Duiveland and Tholen on the north and Noord-Beveland and Zuid-Beveland on the south.During the Roman Era it was the major mouth of the Scheldt River. Before the St...
It is crossed by a railroad bridge (between the stations Kapelle
Kapelle is a municipality and a town in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid-Beveland.-Transport:Railway station: Kapelle-Biezelinge.-Famous people:*Annie M.G. Schmidt - famous writer was born in Kapelle...
-Biezelinge on the west and Kruiningen-Yerseke
Reimerswall is a municipality in the province of Zeeland in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid-Beveland, named after the lost city. The municipality had 20,966 inhabitants in 2004, and has a surface area of 243.70 km² . The central town Yerseke is known for trade in mussels and oysters...
on the east), a road tunnel (the Vlake Tunnel) and two road bridges; there are also sluice
A sluice is a water channel that is controlled at its head by a gate . For example, a millrace is a sluice that channels water toward a water mill...
s that can carry road traffic.