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Flevoland is a province of the Netherlands. Located in the centre of the country, at the location of the former Zuiderzee, the province was established on January 1, 1986; the twelfth province of the country, with Lelystad as its capital. The province has approximately 370,000 inhabitants (2005) and consists of 6 municipalities. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Landsat photo The Zuider Zee (Dutch: Zuiderzee, pronounced ZIGH-der-zee) was a former shallow inlet of the North Sea in the northwest of the Netherlands, extending about 100 km inland and at most 50 km wide, with an overall depth of about 4 to 5 meters and a coastline... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lelystad is a municipality and a city located in the centre of the Netherlands, and it is the capital of the province of Flevoland. ...


After a flood in 1916, it was decided that the Zuiderzee, an inland sea within the Netherlands, would be closed and reclaimed: the Zuiderzee Works started. In 1932, the Afsluitdijk was completed, which closed off the sea completely. The Zuiderzee was subsequently called IJsselmeer (lake at the end of the river IJssel). 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... The 32 km long Afsluitdijk separates the IJsselmeer from the North Sea, protecting thousands of km² of land. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Afsluitdijk The Afsluitdijk (Closure-dike) is a major dam in the Netherlands, constructed between 1927 and 1933 and running from Den Oever on Wieringen in North Holland province, to the village of Zurich (mun. ... IJsselmeer seen from space The IJsselmeer (or Lake IJssel) is a shallow lake of some 1250 km² in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland, with an average depth of 5 to 6 m. ... A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... Satellite image of the IJssel basin River IJssel, sometimes called Gelderse IJssel (Gelderland IJssel) to avoid confusion with its Holland counterpart, is a 120 km long branch of the Rhine in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. ...


The first part of the new lake that was reclaimed was the Noordoostpolder (Northeast polder). This new land included, the former islands of Urk and Schokland and it was included with the province of Overijssel. Noordoostpolder is a municipality in the central Netherlands. ... Urk is a municipality and a town in the Flevoland province in the central Netherlands. ... Schokland (mun. ... Flag of Overijssel Overijssel is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. ...


After this, other parts were also reclaimed: the eastern part in 1957 and the southern part in 1968. The municipalities on the three parts voted to become a separate province, which happened in 1986. 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At Flevoland there is a large mediumwave broadcasting facility called Mediumwave transmitter Flevoland. The mediumwave transmitter Flevoland is a broadcasting facility for medium wave on Flevoland, Netherlands, situated at 5°25 E and 52°23N. It is used for broadcasting on 747 kHz and 1008 kHz with a power of 400 kilowatts. ...


Flevoland was named after Lacus Flevo, a name recorded in Roman sources for a large inland lake that was where the south part of the Zuiderzee was later. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that existed in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East between 753 BC and its downfall in AD 476. ... Landsat photo The Zuider Zee (Dutch: Zuiderzee, pronounced ZIGH-der-zee) was a former shallow inlet of the North Sea in the northwest of the Netherlands, extending about 100 km inland and at most 50 km wide, with an overall depth of about 4 to 5 meters and a coastline...


Draining the Flevoland polders found many wrecks of aircraft that crashed into the IJseelmeer during WWII, and also fossils of Pleistocene mammals. An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ... The Pleistocene Epoch is part of the geologic timescale, usually dated as 1. ...


Municipalities

  • province map showing subdivision in municipalities, link for each municipality to basic data page

Almere is a municipality in the central Netherlands, a polder reclaimed from IJsselmeer . ... Dronten is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands. ... Lelystad is a municipality and a city located in the centre of the Netherlands, and it is the capital of the province of Flevoland. ... Noordoostpolder is a municipality in the central Netherlands. ... Urk is a municipality and a town in the Flevoland province in the central Netherlands. ... Zeewolde is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands. ...

The Flevolands, Zuiderzee Works

Eastern Flevoland (Oostelijk Flevoland or Oost-Flevoland) and Southern Flevoland (Zuidelijk Flevoland or Zuid-Flevoland), unlike the Noordoostpolder, have peripheral lakes between them and the mainland: the Veluwemeer and Gooimeer, respectively. The 32 km long Afsluitdijk separates the IJsselmeer from the North Sea, protecting thousands of km² of land. ... Noordoostpolder is a municipality in the central Netherlands. ...


They are two separate polders that have a joint hydrological infrastructure, with a dividing dike in the middle, the Knardijk, that will keep one polder safe should the other be flooded. The two main drainage canals that traverse the dike can be closed by weirs in such an event. The pumping stations are the Wortman (diesel powered) at Lelystad-Haven, the Lovink near Harderwijk and the Colijn (both electrically powered) along the northern dike beside the Ketelmeer. Harderwijk is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. ...


A new element in the design of Eastern Flevoland is the larger city Lelystad (1966), named after the man who had played a crucial role in the design and realisation of the Zuiderzee Works. Other, more conventional settlements were already in existence by then; Dronten, the local major town, was founded in 1962, followed by two smaller satellite villages, Swifterbant and Biddinghuizen in 1963. These latter three would be incorporated in the new municipality of Dronten on January 1, 1972. Lelystad is a municipality and a city located in the centre of the Netherlands, and it is the capital of the province of Flevoland. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dronten is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


Southern Flevoland has only one pumping station, the diesel powered De Blocq van Kuffeler. Because of the hydrological union of the two Flevolands it simply joins the other three in maintaining the water-level of both polders.


Almere relieves the housing shortage and increasing overcrowding on the old land. Almere's name was originally an early medieval name for Lacus Flevo. Almere was to be divided into 3 major settlements initially; the first, Almere-Haven (1976) situated along the Gooimeer (one of the peripheral lakes), the second and largest was to fulfill the role of city centre as Almere-Stad (1980) and the third was Almere-Buiten (1984) to the northwest towards Lelystad. In 2003 the municipality made a new Structuurplan which started development of three new settlements: Overgooi in the southeast, Almere-Hout in the east, and Almere-Poort in the West. In time Almere-Pampus could be developed in the northwest, with possibly a new bridge over the IJmeer towards Amsterdam. Almere is a municipality in the central Netherlands, a polder reclaimed from IJsselmeer . ... ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,295 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°54E - 52°22N Website www. ...


The Oostvaardersplassen is a landscape of shallow pools, islets and swamps. Originally, this low part of the new polder was destined to become an industrial area. Spontaneous settlement of interesting flora & fauna turned the area into a nature park, of such an importance, that the new railway-line was diverted. The recent decline in agricultural land use will in time make it possible to expand natural land use, and connect the Oostvaardersplassen to the Veluwe. The Oostvaarderplassen is a nature reserve in the Netherlands. ... A polder is a low-lying tract of land that forms an artificial hydrological entity, enclosed by embankments known as dikes. ... The Veluwe is a forest-rich area in the middle of the Netherlands. ...


The centre of the polder most closely resembles the pre-war polders in that it is almost exclusively agricultural. In contrast, the southeastern part is dominated by extensive forests. Here is also found the only other settlement of the polder, Zeewolde (1984), again a more conventional town acting as the local centre. Zeewolde became a municipality at the same time as Almere on January 1, 1984, which in the case of Zeewolde meant that the municipality existed before the town itself, with only farms in the surrounding land to be governed until the town started to grow. Zeewolde is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



Provinces of the Netherlands (ranked lists) Flag of the Netherlands
Drenthe | Flevoland | Friesland | Gelderland | Groningen | Limburg | North Brabant | North Holland | Overijssel | South Holland | Utrecht | Zeeland

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Flevoland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (780 words)
Flevoland was named after Lacus Flevo, a name recorded in Roman sources for a large inland lake that was where the south part of the Zuiderzee was later.
Eastern Flevoland (Oostelijk Flevoland or Oost-Flevoland) and Southern Flevoland (Zuidelijk Flevoland or Zuid-Flevoland), unlike the Noordoostpolder, have peripheral lakes between them and the mainland: the Veluwemeer and Gooimeer, respectively.
A new element in the design of Eastern Flevoland is the larger city Lelystad (1966), named after the man who had played a crucial role in the design and realisation of the Zuiderzee Works.
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