Template:Infobox settlement Axel is a town in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Terneuzen, and lies about 31 km southeast of Vlissingen. It received city rights in 1213.
In 2001, the town of Axel had 7421 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.9 km², and contained 3408 residences.<ref name="CBS">Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).</ref> The statistical area "Axel", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 8190.<ref name="CBS2">Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.</ref>
Until 2003, Axel was a separate municipality.
- Template:Kuyper Map of the former municipality in 1868.
- Mayors of Axel 1581 - 1800
- Aldermen of Axel 1492 - 1746