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Ameland

Location municipality Ameland Location of Ameland, from Dutch wikipedia Created by User:Mtcv, vrij te gebruiken = freely usable. ...

Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Area
- Land
- Water
268.50 km²
60.02 km²
208.48 km²
Population (2005)
- Density
3,513
59/km²

Ameland (Frisian: It Amelân) is a municipality and one of the West Frisian Islands off the north coast of the Netherlands. It consists mostly of sand dunes. The modern day Netherlands are divided into twelve provinces (provincies in Dutch), listed below with their capital city: Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also the ranked list of Dutch provinces Structure A Dutch province represents the administrative layer in between the national government and the... This article is about the province Friesland in the Netherlands. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... Frisian is a Germanic language, or group of closely related languages, spoken by around half a million members of an ethnic group living on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... The West Frisian Islands (Dutch: Waddeneilanden) are a chain of islands in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. ... This article is about the sand formations, for other meanings see Dune (disambiguation) Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ...


Travel
You can travel to Ameland by ferry from the frisian village Holwerd.


Population centres

  • Ballum
  • Buren (Bueren)
  • Hollum
  • Nes

(Frisian names) Ameland is a municipality and one of the West Frisian Islands off the north coast of the Netherlands. ... Frisian is a Germanic language, or group of closely related languages, spoken by around half a million members of an ethnic group living on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. ...


(Ameland is not itself the name of a village).


History

First mentioned as Ambla in the 8th century, it paid tribute to the county of Holland until in 1424 its lord declared it a 'free lordship' (vrijheerschap). (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... A tribute (from Latin tribulum, contribution) is wealth one party gives to another as a sign of respect or, as was often case in historical contests, of submission or allegiance. ... Holland is the common name in English referring to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (or exclusively its European part)--although this is incorrect from a Dutch perspective. ... Events August 17 - Battle of Verneuil - An English force under John, Duke of Bedford defeats a larger French army under the Duke of Alençon, John Stuart, and Earl Archibald of Douglas. ... A lord is a male who has power and authority. ...


Although Holland, Friesland and the Holy Roman Emperor contested this quasi-independent status, it remained a free lordship until the ruling family, Cammingha, died out in 1708. After that, the Frisian stadtholder Johan Willem Friso of Orange-Nassau became lord of Ameland and after him, his son the stadtholder of all the Netherlands William IV of Orange and his grandson William V of Orange. This page is about the Germanic empire. ... Events March 23 - James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth September 28 - Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya Kandahar conquered by Mir Wais In Masuria one third of the population die during the plague J.S. Bach appointed as chamber musician and... A stadtholder (Dutch: stadhouder meaning representative, a literal translation of the French lieutenant or the Latin locum tenans) was the person who ruled an area in the name of the land owner, in the Netherlands (which includes present-day Belgium) from the 15th to the 18th century. ... Johan Willem Friso of Orange-Nassau was stadholder of Friesland until his untimely death by drowning in the Hollands Diep in 1711. ... William IV, Prince of Orange, stadtholder of The Netherlands (May 4, 1711–October 22, 1751), was born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. ... William V, stadtholder of The Netherlands (March 8, 1748–April 9, 1806), also known as William V of Orange, was the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic. ...


Only in the constitution of 1813 the island was finally integrated into the Netherlands (into the province of Friesland). The kings and queens of the Netherlands still maintain the title Vrijheer van Ameland today. 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the province Friesland in the Netherlands. ...


External link

  • Website of the municipality
  • Tourist office website


 
Province Friesland (Fryslân)

Achtkarspelen | Ameland | Boarnsterhim | Bolsward | Dantumadeel | Dongeradeel | Ferwerderadiel | Franekeradeel | Gaasterlân-Sleat | Harlingen | Heerenveen | Het Bildt | Kollumerland c.a. | Leeuwarden | Leeuwarderadeel | Lemsterland | Littenseradiel | Menaldumadeel | Nijefurd | Ooststellingwerf | Opsterland | Schiermonnikoog | Skarsterlân | Smallingerland | Sneek | Terschelling | Tytsjerksteradiel | Vlieland | Weststellingwerf | Wûnseradiel | Wymbritseradiel This article is about the province Friesland in the Netherlands. ... The Frisian flag consist of blue banners and red pompebleden (Water lily leaves). ... Achtkarspelen is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Boarnsterhim is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Bolsward (Frisian: Boalsert) is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands. ... Dantumadeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Dongeradeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Ferwerderadiel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Franekeradeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Gaasterlân-Sleat (Dutch name: Gaasterland-Sloten) is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. ... Heerenveen (Frisian: It Hearrenfean) is a municipality and a town in the province of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. ... Het Bildt is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Kollumerland c. ... Leeuwarden (Frisian: Ljouwert) is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Friesland. ... Leeuwarderadeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Lemsterland is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Littenseradiel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Menaldumadeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Nijefurd is a municipality in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland. ... Ooststellingwerf is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Opsterland is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Schiermonnikoog is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. ... Skarsterlân is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Smallingerland is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Sneek (Frisian Snits) is a municipality and a city in Fryslân in the northern Netherlands. ... Terschelling is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. ... Tytsjerksteradiel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Vlieland (Frisian: Flylân) is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Weststellingwerf is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Wûnseradiel is a municipality in the Fryslân province of the northern Netherlands, at the eastern end of the Afsluitdijk. ... Wymbritseradiel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ...

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Ameland (160 words)
Ameland is one the Wadden-islands off the north coast of the Netherlands.
First mentioned as Ambla in the 8th century, it paid tribute to the county of Holland until in 1424 its lord declared it a 'free lordship' (vrijheerschap).
After that the Frisian stadtholder Johan Willem Friso of Orange-Nassau became lord of Ameland and after him, his son the stadtholder of all the Netherlands Willem IV of Orange[?] and his grandson Willem V of Orange.
Ameland, Netherlands (138 words)
Ameland is one of the West Frisian islands.
Ameland can be reached by car, but since the greatest distance to be covered is only 20km/12.5mi the most convenient form of transport is a bicycle.
In the 14th century Ameland belonged to Bavaria, although its neutrality was recognized from 1396 onwards.
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