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Terschelling

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

Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Area
- Land
- Water
674.00 km²
88.10 km²
585.90 km²
Population (2005)
- Density
4,737
54/km²

Terschelling (Frisian: Skylge) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. The island is known for being the only Wadden island where cranberries grow. In 1840, a barrel of cranberries (that sailors would eat to prevent scurvy) washed ashore on the island's coast, and the cranberries, finding the environment favourable, established themselves on the island. Nowadays, the cranberry fields cover 0.48 km². The cranberries are mainly sold to tourists and used by the island's restaurants. 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. ... The Wadden is a coastal region stretching from the north-west of the Netherlands through Germany to the west of Denmark. ... Species Vaccinium macrocarpon Vaccinium microcarpum Vaccinium oxycoccus The cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs in the genus Vaccinium subgenus Oxycoccus, or in some treatments, in the distinct genus Oxycoccus. ... Species Vaccinium macrocarpon Vaccinium microcarpum Vaccinium oxycoccus The cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs in the genus Vaccinium subgenus Oxycoccus, or in some treatments, in the distinct genus Oxycoccus. ... Scurvy is a disease that results from insufficient intake of vitamin C and leads to the formation of livid spots on the skin, spongy gums and bleeding from almost all mucous membranes. ...


The main source of income on Terschelling is tourism. Furthermore, there is some agriculture. A large part of the island is a nature reserve.


Terschelling is well-known for the yearly Oerol-festival during which theatre-performances are played throughout the island, making use of its landscape and nature.


Travel
You can travel to Terschelling by ferry from the Frisian town Harlingen. Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. ...


Population centres

  • Baaiduinen (Baaidunen)
  • Formerum (Formearum)
  • Hee
  • Hoorn, Friesland, Netherland (Hoarne)
  • Kaart
  • Kinnum (Kinum)
  • Landerum
  • Lies
  • Midsland (Midslân)
  • Midsland aan Zee (Midslân oan See)
  • Midsland-Noord (Midslân-Noard)
  • Oosterend (Aasterein)
  • Seerijp (Stryp)
  • West aan Zee (West oan See)
  • West-Terschelling (seat) (West-Skylge)

(Frisian names) 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. ...


External links

  • Official Website
  • Tourist office website
  • Map of Terschelling


 
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. ... Ameland (Frisian: It Amelân) is a municipality and one of the West Frisian Islands off the north coast of the 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 (Frisian: Skiermûnteach) 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. ... 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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  Results from FactBites:
 
Algemeen (1943 words)
West Terschelling, which is reached by a ferry, is the largest of the island's villages.
The appearance of West Terschelling is characterized primarily by the Brandaris, the 55-meter-high lighthouse dating from 1594.
In contrast to the heavy plant and bird population of the island is the absence of mammals apart from the rabbits which hop through the dunes in great numbers.
Terschelling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (155 words)
Terschelling (Frisian: Skylge) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands.
The cranberries are mainly sold to tourists and used by the island's restaurants.
Terschelling is well-known for the yearly Oerol-festival during which theatre-performances are played throughout the island, making use of its landscape and nature.
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