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Vlieland

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

Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Area
- Land
- Water
315.79 km²
40.01 km²
275.78 km²
Population (2005)
- Density
1,126
28/km²
Satellite image
Satellite image

Vlieland (Frisian: Flylân) is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. The municipality of Vlieland has only one major town: Oost-Vlieland (Frisian: East-Flylân). 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... Capital Leeuwarden Queens Commissioner drs. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x958, 116 KB) NASA World Wind screenshot. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x958, 116 KB) NASA World Wind screenshot. ... Frisian is a Germanic group of closely related languages, spoken by about 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. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Vlieland is one of the West Frisian Islands, lying in the Wadden Sea. Counting from west to east, it is the second island in the chain; after Texel and before Terschelling. Vlieland was named after the Vlie. The West Frisian Islands (Dutch: Waddeneilanden) are a chain of islands in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. ... Satellite image of the southwestern part of the Wadden Sea. ... This article is about the Dutch island Texel. ... Terschelling (Frisian: Skylge) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. ... The Vlie or Vliestroom is the seaway between de Dutch islands of Vlieland and Terschelling. ...

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Travel

Vlieland can be reached by ferry from the Frisian town Harlingen. The ferry ride takes about 1.5 hours and takes you across the Wadden Sea and even a bit over across the North Sea. Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. ... Satellite image of the southwestern part of the Wadden Sea. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ...


Landscape

The majority of the landscape of the island consists of dunes, but there are some forests and small meadows. And of course there is a lot of sandy beach. In fact a large part of the island, the western part, consists mainly of sand. It's also referred to as the Sahara of the north.


Tourism

Tourism is the main source of income on Vlieland. There are approx 15 hotels, and several hundreds of apartments and holiday homes. Vlieland has 2 campgrounds.


External links

  • Municipality of Vlieland
  • Tourist Office website


 
Friesland (Fryslân) Province

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 Capital Leeuwarden Queens Commissioner drs. ... Image File history File links Frisian_flag. ... 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: Skiermûntseach) 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 (Frisian: Skylge) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. ... Tytsjerksteradiel 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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Frisian Islands

West Frisian Islands
Texel - Vlieland - Terschelling - Ameland - Schiermonnikoog - Noorderhaaks - Richel - Griend - Rif - Engelsmanplaat - Simonszand - Rottumerplaat - Rottumeroog - Zuiderduintjes
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... All provinces of the Netherlands are divided into municipalities (gemeenten), together 467 (2005); among these we can distinguish: those comprising one main city, town or village with the same name as the municipality, and possibly some additional villages; for example Utrecht, comprising the city Utrecht and the villages De Meern... The Frisian Islands form an archipelago in northwestern Europe that spreads across the coasts of three countries, from west to east, The Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. ... The West Frisian Islands (Dutch: Waddeneilanden) are a chain of islands in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. ... This article is about the Dutch island Texel. ... Terschelling (Frisian: Skylge) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. ... Ameland (Frisian: It Amelân) is a municipality and one of the West Frisian Islands off the north coast of the Netherlands. ... Schiermonnikoog (Frisian: Skiermûntseach) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. ... Noorderhaaks on the left of the picture Noorderhaaks, also called Razende bol (Raging ball in Dutch), is a Dutch sandbar in the North Sea, a few kilometres west of the Marsdiep which separates the island Texel from mainland North Holland. ... Griend with swarms of birds Griend is a small, uninhabited, Dutch island in the Wadden Sea, lying around 20 kilometres south of Terschelling. ... Rottumerplaat is one of three islands that make up Rottum of the West Frisian Islands in the North Sea, Netherlands. ... Rottumeroog (or also known as Rottum) is one of the three islands that make up Rottum, a group of islands that are part of the West Frisian Islands archipelago. ... Zuiderduintjes is a very small island to the south of Rottumeroog, West Frisian Islands, Netherlands. ...


East Frisian Islands
Borkum - Kachelotplate - Memmert - Juist - Norderney - Baltrum - Langeoog - Spiekeroog - Wangerooge
The East Frisian Islands (German: Ostfriesische Inseln) are a chain of islands in the North Sea, off the coast of Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Borkum photographed from a lighthouse Borkum is an island in the Leer District in Lower Saxony, northwestern Germany. ... The Kachelotplate is a sand bar in the North Sea near the German coast west of the island of Juist. ... Memmert is the smallest East Frisian island off the northern coast of Germany. ... Juist is one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands at the edge of the lower saxon Wadden Sea in the southern North Sea, located between Borkum Island (west), Memmert Island (southwest) and Norderney (east). ... Norderney is one of the seven populated East Frisian Islands off the coast of Germany. ... Baltrum is an island near the coast of East Frisia, Germany. ... Langeoogis one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islandsat the edge of the lower saxon Wadden Seain the southern North Sea, located between BaltrumIsland (west), and Spiekeroog(east). ... Spiekeroog is one of the East Frisian Islands, off the North Sea coast of Germany. ... Wangerooge is one of the 32 Frisian Islands in the North Sea that are located close to the coasts of the Netherlands , Germany and Denmark. ...


North Frisian Islands
Pellworm - the Halligen - Amrum - Föhr - Sylt - Rømø - Mandø - Fanø Map of North Frisian Islands The North Frisian Islands are a group of islands in the Wadden Sea, a part of the North Sea, off the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and Jutland, Denmark. ... Pellworm Lighthouse Pellworm (Danish Pelvorm Frisian Pälweerm) is one of the North Frisian Islands on the North Sea coast of Germany. ... North Frisian Islands with Halligen (darker green) A Hallig (plural Halligen) is one of the ten small German islands without protective dikes in the North Frisian Islands on Schleswig-Holstein’s Wadden Sea-North Sea coast. ... Amrum, Germany. ... Föhr (Danish: Før, Frisian: Fering) is one of the North Frisian Islands on the German coast of the North Sea. ... The German island of Sylt is located in the North Sea off the west coast of Germany and Denmark. ... Rømø Church Rømø is a Danish island in the Wadden Sea. ... Mandø is a Danish island in the Wadden Sea. ... Sønderho windmill on Fanø Fanø is a Danish island in the North Sea off the coast of southwestern Denmark, and a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Ribe County. ...

Coordinates: 53°17′N 5°04′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Information from the tourist office of Vlieland (3611 words)
Vlieland is one of the five Wadden Islands; the country's five northern isles in the shallow Waddenzee stretch in an arc from Texel to Schiermonnikoog.
Vlieland is home to many birds who come to the island in summer to breed and raise their young.
Vlieland's highest dune is the Vuurboetsduin, which houses the lighthouse.
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