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ZEEHAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 965 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ZEEHAN, a town of Montagu county, Tasmania, 225 M. direct N.W. of Hobart, on the Little Henty river. Pop. (1901) 5014. It is an important railway centre, and from it radiate lines to Strahan, its port on the Macquarie Harbour, to Dundas, to Williamsford; Ind to Burnie, where connexion is made to 4 Hadrach, i.e the Assyrian Hatarika, apparently denotes a district S. of Hamath (between Palmyra and the Mediterranean). F Wellhausen, Sketch of the History of Israel and Judah, pp. 137, 139: Launceston and Hobart. The town is lighted by electricity having received civic rights in the 13th century, :and from time and has an academy of music and a state-aided school of mines. to time Roman remains and other antiquities have been dog out of the sands. Between Domburg and the village of Westkapelle there stretches the famous Westkapelle sea-dike. The mainland of Zeeland—Flanders was formerly also composed of numerous islands which were gradually united by the accumulation of mud and sand, and in this way many once flourishing commercial towns, such as Sluis and Aardenburg, were reduced in importance. The famous castle of Sluis, built in 1385, was partly blown up by the French in 1794, and totally demolished in 1818. Yzendyke represents a Hanse town which flourished in the 13th century and was gradually engulfed by the sea. Similarly the original port of Breskens was destroyed by inundations in the 15th and 16th centuries. The modern town rose into importance in the 19th century on account of its good harbour. The old towns of Axel and Halst were formerly important fortresses, and as, such were frequently besieged in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Ter Neuzen was strongly fortified in 1833—39, and has a flourishing transit trade, as the port of Ghent, by the canal constructed in 1825—27.
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