Flevoland

Flevoland

Flevoland (UK: , US: , Dutch: [ˈfleːvoːlɑnt] (listen)) is the 12th and youngest province of the Netherlands, established in 1986, when the southern and eastern Flevopolders were merged into one provincial entity. It is in the centre of the country, alongside the freshwater IJsselmeer and Markermeer, until 1932 a natural harbour, the Zuiderzee. Almost all of the land belonging to Flevoland was reclaimed from those meres in the 1950s and 1960s. As to dry land, it is the smallest province of the Netherlands at 1,412 km2 (545 sq mi), but not gross land as that includes much of the waters of the fresh water lakes (meres) mentioned. The province has a population of 423,021 as of January 2020 and consists of six municipalities. Its capital i...Read more

Flevoland (UK: , US: , Dutch: [ˈfleːvoːlɑnt] (listen)) is the 12th and youngest province of the Netherlands, established in 1986, when the southern and eastern Flevopolders were merged into one provincial entity. It is in the centre of the country, alongside the freshwater IJsselmeer and Markermeer, until 1932 a natural harbour, the Zuiderzee. Almost all of the land belonging to Flevoland was reclaimed from those meres in the 1950s and 1960s. As to dry land, it is the smallest province of the Netherlands at 1,412 km2 (545 sq mi), but not gross land as that includes much of the waters of the fresh water lakes (meres) mentioned. The province has a population of 423,021 as of January 2020 and consists of six municipalities. Its capital is Lelystad and its most populous city is Almere.

Flevoland is bordered in the extreme north by Friesland, in the northeast by Overijssel, and in the northwest by the lakes Markermeer and IJsselmeer. In the southeast, the province borders on Gelderland, and in the southwest on Utrecht and North Holland.

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