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HELLEVOETSLUIS, or HELVOETSLUIS

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 246 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HELLEVOETSLUIS, or HELVOETSLUIS, a fortified seaport in the province of South Holland, the kingdom of Holland, on the south side of the island of Voorne-and-Putted, on the sea-arm known as the Haringvliet, 54 in. S. of Brielle. It has daily steam-boat connexion with Rotterdam by the Voornsche Canal. Pop. (igloo), 4152. Hellevoetsluis is an important naval station, and possesses a. naval arsenal, dry and wet docks, wharves and a naval college for engineers. Among the public buildings arc thecommunal chambers, a Reformed church (1661), a Roman Catholic church and a synagogue.
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