Steenbergen means Stone mountains in Dutch. The municipality is mainly agricultural, but the towns of Steenbergen and Dinteloord also contain some light industry.
Guy Gibson, Wing Commander and the first CO of the RAF's 617 Squadron which he led in the "Dam Busters" raid in 1943, crashed with his Mosquito aircraft in this municipality; both he and his co-pilot died. They were buried at the local cemetery. Their graves are still there. A street has been named after Gibson as well. The propellor of their aircraft can still be seen in the city park.