is a municipality
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and a city
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in the southwestern Netherlands
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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...
, in the province Zeeland
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. The city of Goes has approximately 27,000 residents.
History of Goes
Goes was founded in the 10th century on the edge of a river: de Korte Gos (the Short Gos). The village grew fast and in the early 12th century it had a market square and a church devoted to Maria. In 1405 Goes received city rights, and in 1417 it was allowed to build walls around the city. The prosperity of the city was based upon the cloth industry and the production of salt. In the 16th century Goes declined. Its connection to the sea got bogged down and in 1544 a large fire destroyed a part of the city.
In 1577 the Spanish soldiers who occupied Goes were driven out by Prince Maurits of Nassau. The prince built a defence wall around Goes, which is still partly present. In the centuries thereafter Goes did not play an important role, except as an agricultural centre. In 1868 a railway was constructed through it, but this did not lead to industrialisation. Agriculture remains the most important economic activity.
Although The Netherlands were neutral in the First World War, seven bombs hit Goes and Kloetinge, due to an error by a British airplane. A house in Magdalenastreet in Goes was destroyed and one person killed. Goes did not suffer extensive damage during the Second World War, but was under German occupation until 1944.
Goes did not experience much population growth until the 1970s and 1980s. Then, the city grew fast because of new districts like Goese Meer, Oostmolenpark, Overzuid and Ouverture being constructed. Goes is now the fourth economic centre in Zeeland.
New districts are in preparation, amongst them Goese Schans, Mannee and Aria, where 3,000 new houses are to be built.
- 's-Heer Arendskerke
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- 's-Heer Hendrikskinderen
s-Heer Hendrikskinderen is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is located in the municipality of Goes, about 2 km to the west of the city of Goes.'s-Heer Hendrikskinderen was a separate municipality until 1857.-References:...
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....
Kloetinge is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is located in the municipality of Goes, on the eastern side of the city.Kloetinge was a separate municipality until 1970, when it was merged with Goes....
Wolphaartsdijk is a village in the Netherlands, located in the province Zeeland. Wolphaartsdijk is part of the municipality of Goes. In 2009 the village had 2109 inhabitants.-History:...
- Centre Goes
- West Goes
- New West
- East Goes
- Goese Meer
- Goese Polder
- South Goes
- De Goese Poort (business area)
- De Poel (I, II, III en IV, business area)
- Klein Frankrijk (business area)
- Marconi (business area)
- Aria (developing)
- Mannee (developing)
- Goese Schans (developing)
Twin towns — sister cities
Goes is twinned
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Railway Station: Goes
Goes is a railway station located in Goes, the Netherlands. The station was opened on 1 July 1868 and is located on the Roosendaal–Vlissingen railway. The station is operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen....
On the railway line between Vlissingen and Roosendaal.