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Overijssel is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. Image File history File links Description: Map for localisazion of the province of Overijssel in the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Geography

The capital city is Zwolle. Other major cities include Almelo, Deventer, Enschede and Hengelo. There are three regions in Overijssel: de Kop van Overijssel (in the north), Salland (in the center), and Twente (in the east). Zwolle is a municipality and the capital city of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands, 50 miles northeast of Amsterdam. ... Almelo is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. ... Deventer is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel on the east bank of the IJssel river. ... Enschede is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel, in the Twente region. ... This article is about the city in Overijssel, Netherlands. ...


Overijssel is bordered by the IJssel lake, the IJssel river and the hills of the Veluwe in the west, the former moors of Drenthe in the north, the German border in the east and the Achterhoek in the south. 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. ... 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 Veluwe is a forest-rich area in the middle of the Netherlands. ... Drenthe is a province of the Netherlands, located in the north-east of the country. ... The Achterhoek is a region in the eastern part of the Netherlands. ...


The province's surface is mostly sandy, interspersed with small rivers and brooks, except in the northwest, where polders and lakes dominate.


Municipalities

Almelo is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. ... Borne is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Dalfsen is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Dinkelland is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands. ... Deventer is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel on the east bank of the IJssel river. ... Enschede is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel, in the Twente region. ... Haaksbergen is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Hardenberg is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel. ... Hellendoorn is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... This article is about the city in Overijssel, Netherlands. ... Hof van Twente is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands. ... Kampen is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. ... Losser is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Oldenzaal is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Olst-Wijhe is a municipality in the province of Overijssel, eastern Netherlands. ... Ommen is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. ... Raalte is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Rijssen-Holten is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands, the result of a merger in 2001, but until 2003 just called Rijssen. ... Staphorst is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Steenwijkerland (before 2003 called Steenwijk) is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands. ... Tubbergen is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Twenterand is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands. ... Wierden is a town and a municipality in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel. ... Zwartewaterland is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands. ... Zwolle is a municipality and the capital city of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands, 50 miles northeast of Amsterdam. ...

External link

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


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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Overijssel: Information from Answers.com (705 words)
Overijssel is bordered by Germany to the east, the Achterhoek region of Gelderland to the south, the Veluwe region of Gelderland and Flevoland to the west, and Friesland and the former moors of Drenthe to the north.
Overijssel is comprised of three regions: Kop van Overijssel in the northwest, Salland in the centre of the province, and Twente in the east.
The highest point in Overijssel is the summit of the Tankenberg (85 m), a hill in the municipality of Losser.
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