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Encyclopedia > Zeeland
Provincie Zeeland
Province of Zeeland
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Zeeland
Capital Middelburg
Largest city Terneuzen
Queen's Commissioner Karla Peijs
Religion (1999) Protestant 35%
Catholic 23%
Area
 • Land
 • Water
 
1,788 km² (10th)
1,146 km²
Population (2006)
 • Total
 • Density

380,186 (11th)
213/km² (10th)
Anthem Zeeuws volkslied
ISO NL-ZE
Official website www.zeeland.nl

Zeeland (pronunciation (help· info)), also called Zealand in English, is a province of the Netherlands. The province, located in the south-west of the country, consists of a number of islands (hence its name, meaning "sea-land", although the origin could also be from "Suaven"-land, a Germanic tribe) and a strip bordering Belgium. Its capital is Middelburg. Its population is about 380,000 and its area is about 2930 km², of which almost 1140 km² is water. Large parts of Zeeland are below sea level. The last great flooding of the area was in 1953. Tourism is an important economic activity. Its sunny beaches make it a popular holiday destination in the summer. Most tourists are Germans. In some areas, the population quadruples in the summer. The coat of arms of Zeeland shows a lion half-emerged from water, and the text "luctor et emergo" (Latin for "I struggle and I emerge"). Image File history File links Zeeland_Flag. ... Image File history File links WapenZeeland. ... The flag of Zeeland The flag of Zeeland was adopted on January 14, 1949, designed by T.A.J.W. Schorer. ... Image File history File links Zeeland_position. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... This is about the city in the Netherlands. ... Terneuzen is a city and municipality in the southwestern Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland, in the middle of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. ... There are two levels of local government in The Netherlands, the provinces and the municipalities. ... Karla Peijs (left) with director of the Dutch railways Aad Veerman Karla Maria Henriëtte Peijs (born September 1, 1944 in Tilburg) is a Dutch politician of the CDA. She was minister of Transport and Waterworks in the second and third Balkenende cabinet. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also Provinces of the Netherlands. ... In physics, density is mass m per unit volume V. For the common case of a homogeneous substance, it is expressed as: where, in SI units: ρ (rho) is the density of the substance, measured in kg·m-3 m is the mass of the substance, measured in kg V is... Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also Provinces of the Netherlands. ... Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also Provinces of the Netherlands. ... An anthem is a composition to an English religious text sung in the context of an Anglican service. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Zealand or Zeeland can refer to: Zealand (Danish Sjælland), the Danish island Region Sjælland, a Danish administrative region Zeeland, the Dutch province Zeeland (North Brabant), a town in the Netherlands Zeeland (Gelderland), a hamlet in the Netherlands Zeeland, Michigan, U.S. town Zealand, New Brunswick, Canadian town Zeeland... Image File history File links 239_Zeeland. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Sealand can refer to more than one place: Sealand, Wales, United Kingdom, see Hawarden. ... This is about the city in the Netherlands. ... The North Sea flood of 1953 and the associated storm combined to create a major natural disaster which affected the coastlines of the Netherlands and England on the night of 31 January 1953 – 1 February 1953. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of Lions in Africa Synonyms Felis leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The lion (Panthera leo) is a member of the family Felidae and one of four big cats in the genus Panthera. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...

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Constituent parts

From north to south, it consists of

Schouwen-Duiveland ( (help· info)) is a municipality and an island in the southwestern Netherlands. ... Tholen ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the southwest of the Netherlands. ... Noord-Beveland is a municipality in the southwestern Netherlands and a former island, now part of the Walcheren-Zuid-Beveland-Noord-Beveland peninsula. ... Satellite image of the Scheldt estuary Walcheren is a former island in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands at the mouth of the Scheldt estuary. ... The Scheldt delta, including Zuid-Beveland (2) Zuid-Beveland is a part of the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands north of the Westerschelde and south of the Oosterschelde. ... Satellite image of the Scheldt delta Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is the part of the Netherlands on the left shore of the Scheldt river (here called Westerschelde), nr. ... Anthem De Vlaamse Leeuw (The Flemish Lion) Location of Belgian Flanders in Europe The Flemish Region Capital Brussels Official languages Dutch1 Recognised regional languages Flemish: Dutch Brussels: French and Dutch Government  -  Minister-President Kris Peeters Area  -  Total 13,522 km²   sq mi  Population  -  2006 [1] census 6,078,600   -  Density...

Municipalities

Drenthe Flevoland Friesland Gelderland Groningen Limburg North Brabant North Holland Overijssel South Holland Utrecht Zeeland

Map of the Netherlands, linking to the province pages; the red dots mark the capitals of the provinces and the black dots other notable cities
Map of the Netherlands, linking to the province pages; the red dots mark the capitals of the provinces and the black dots other notable cities
Satellite image of the Scheldt estuary
Satellite image of the Scheldt estuary

A list of the municipalities, with links to maps: Download high resolution version (800x948, 116 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Netherlands Provinces of the Netherlands List of subnational entities List of islands of the Netherlands Ranked list of Dutch provinces Category:Maps of the Netherlands Categories: GFDL images ... South part of the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta in the Netherlands, focusing on the Scheldt-influenced bit and showing most of the province of Zeeland. ... South part of the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta in the Netherlands, focusing on the Scheldt-influenced bit and showing most of the province of Zeeland. ... The Scheldt (Dutch: Schelde, French Escaut) is a 350 km[1] long river in northern France, western Belgium and the southwestern part of the Netherlands. ... Rio de la Plata estuary Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Estuaries An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ...

Borsele is a municipality in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid_Beveland. ... Goes is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands, in Zuid-Beveland. ... Hulst ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands in the east of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. ... Kapelle ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a town in the southwestern Netherlands on Zuid-Beveland. ... This is about the city in the Netherlands. ... Noord-Beveland is a municipality in the southwestern Netherlands and a former island, now part of the Walcheren-Zuid-Beveland-Noord-Beveland peninsula. ... The name Reimerswaal ( (help· info)) can mean: A lost city in the Netherlands: see below. ... Schouwen-Duiveland ( (help· info)) is a municipality and an island in the southwestern Netherlands. ... Sluis is a municipality and a town in the southwestern Netherlands in the west of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. ... Terneuzen is a city and municipality in the southwestern Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland, in the middle of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. ... Tholen ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the southwest of the Netherlands. ... Veere is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands, on Walcheren in the province of Zeeland. ... Vlissingen (help· info) (occasionally British English: Flushing) is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. ...

Geography

The province of Zeeland is in fact a large river delta situated at the mouth of several major rivers. Most of the province lies below sea level and was reclaimed from the sea by inhabitants over time. What used to be a muddy landscape, flooding at high tide and reappearing at low tide,
became a series of small man-made hills that stayed dry at all times. The people of the province would later connect the hills by creating dikes, which led to a chain of dry land that later grew into bigger islands and gave the province its current shape. The shape of the islands has changed over time at the hands of both man and nature. The North Sea flood of 1953 inundated vast amounts of land that were only partially reclaimed. The subsequent construction of the Delta Works also changed the face of the province. The infrastructure, although very distinct by the amount of bridges, tunnels and dams, has not shaped the geography of the province so much as the geography of the province has shaped its infrastructure. The dams, tunnels and bridges that are currently a vital part of the province's road system were constructed over the span of decades and came to replace old ferry lines. The final touch to this process came in 2003 when the Westerschelde tunnel was opened. It was the first solid connection between both banks of the Westerschelde and ended the era of water separating the islands and peninsulas of Zeeland. For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... Dyke (normal International spelling) or Dike (normal American spelling) can mean several things: A dyke / dike is a long wall built to keep out the sea or enclose land. ... The North Sea flood of 1953 and the associated storm combined to create a major natural disaster which affected the coastlines of the Netherlands and England on the night of 31 January 1953 – 1 February 1953. ... The Delta Works are a number of constructions that were built between 1950 and 1997 in the southwest of the Netherlands to protect a large area of land from the sea. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Satellite image of the Scheldt delta showing the Western Scheldt (b) The Western Scheldt (Westerschelde) in the province Zeeland in the southwestern Netherlands, is an estuary of the Scheldt river. ...


History


Grafschaft Zeeland (de)
Graafschap Zeeland (nl)
County of Zeeland
State of the Holy Roman Empire
County of Holland
 
County of Flanders
1299 – 1581
Capital Middelburg
Government Monarchy
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Personal union with
   County of Holland
 
1299
 - Joined Burgundian
   Netherlands
 
1432
 - Habsburg Seventeen
   Provinces
founded
 
1477
 - Burgundian Circle founded 1512
 - Foundation of
   United Provinces
 
July 26, 1581

Zeeland was a contested area between the counts of Holland and Flanders until 1299, when the count of Holland gained control of the countship of Zeeland. Since then, Zeeland followed the fate of Holland. In 1432 it became part of the Low Countries possessions of Philip the Good of Burgundy, the later Seventeen Provinces. Through marriage, the Seventeen Provinces became property of the Habsburgs in 1477. In the Eighty Years' War, Zeeland was on the side of the Union of Utrecht, and became one of the United Provinces. The area now called Zeeuws-Vlaanderen was not part of Zeeland, but a part of the countship of Flanders (still under Habsburg) that was conquered by the United Provinces, hence called Staats-Vlaanderen (see: Generality Lands). After the French occupation (see département Bouches-de-l'Escaut) and the formation of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815, the present province Zeeland was formed. The catastrophic North Sea Flood of 1953, which killed over 1,800 people in Zeeland, led to the construction of the protective Delta Works. German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ... Dutch (  ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 23 million people, mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Suriname, but also by smaller groups of speakers in parts of France, Germany and several former Dutch colonies. ... This is the main page for the list of states which were part of the Holy Roman Empire, as alphabetized in the adjacent template, at any time within the empires existence between 962 and 1806. ... The extent of the Holy Roman Empire in c. ... The Counts of Holland ruled over the county of Holland in the Low Countries between the 10th and the 16th century. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Coat of arms of the Counts of Flanders (or a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Events Osman I declares the independence of the Ottoman Principality The County of Holland is annexed by the County of Hainaut April 1, 1299 Kings Towne on the River Hull granted city status by Royal Charter of King Edward I of England. ... Events January 16 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism April 4 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. July 26 - The Northern Netherlands proclaim their independence from Spain in the Oath of Abjuration. ... Image File history File links Prinsenvlag. ... The United Provinces (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden/Provinciën, Republic of the Seven United Netherlands/Provinces — 1581–1795) was a European republic which is now known as the Netherlands. ... Throughout the world there are many cities that were once national capitals but no longer have that status because the country ceased to exist, the capital was moved, or the capital city was renamed. ... This is about the city in the Netherlands. ... For the comic series, see Monarchy (comics). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... It has been suggested that Dynastic union be merged into this article or section. ... The Counts of Holland ruled over the county of Holland in the Low Countries between the 10th and the 16th century. ... Events Osman I declares the independence of the Ottoman Principality The County of Holland is annexed by the County of Hainaut April 1, 1299 Kings Towne on the River Hull granted city status by Royal Charter of King Edward I of England. ... In the history of the Low Countries, the Burgundian Netherlands refers to the period when the dukes of Burgundy ruled the area, as well as Luxembourg and northern France from 1384 to 1477. ... Events June 1 - Battle of San Romano - Florence defeats Siena foundation of Université de Caen In the end of the Hook and Cod wars, Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut and Holland is forced by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, to abdicate all her estates in his favour; end of Hainaut... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ... Flag of the Seventeen Provinces The Seventeen Provinces were a personal union of states in the Low Countries in the 15th century and 16th century, roughly covering the current Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, a good part of the North of France (Artois, Nord) and a small part of the West of... Events January 5 - Battle of Nancy - Charles the Bold of Burgundy is again defeated, and this time is killed. ... A map of the Imperial Circles as at the beginning of the 16th century The Burgundian Circle (in German, Burgundischer Reichskreis) was an Imperial Circle of the Holy Roman Empire. ... Year 1512 (MDXII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... The Oath of Abjuration or Plakkaat van Verlatinghe of July 26, 1581, was the formal declaration of independence of the northern Low Countries from the Spanish king, Philip II. This point meant a climax in the Dutch Revolt, a point of no return, in which the Low Countries asserted they... The United Provinces (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden/Provinciën, Republic of the Seven United Netherlands/Provinces — 1581–1795) was a European republic which is now known as the Netherlands. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 16 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism April 4 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. July 26 - The Northern Netherlands proclaim their independence from Spain in the Oath of Abjuration. ... The Counts of Holland ruled over the county of Holland in the Low Countries between the 10th and the 16th century. ... The geographical region and former county of Flanders contains not only the two Belgian provinces but also the present-day French département of Nord, in parts of which there is still a Flemish-speaking minority, and the southern part of the Dutch province of Zeeland known as Zeeuws-Vlaanderen... Events Osman I declares the independence of the Ottoman Principality The County of Holland is annexed by the County of Hainaut April 1, 1299 Kings Towne on the River Hull granted city status by Royal Charter of King Edward I of England. ... This page is about the European nobility; for the baseball term, see count (baseball). ... Events June 1 - Battle of San Romano - Florence defeats Siena foundation of Université de Caen In the end of the Hook and Cod wars, Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut and Holland is forced by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, to abdicate all her estates in his favour; end of Hainaut... It has been suggested that Regents: Low Countries be merged into this article or section. ... Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (Philip the Good or Philippe le Bon) (1396–1467) was Duke of Burgundy from 1419 until his death. ... Coat of arms of the second Duchy of Burgundy and later of the French province of Burgundy Burgundy (French: ; German: ) is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Celts (Gauls), Romans (Gallo-Romans), and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the Burgundians and the Franks; the former gave their... Flag of the Seventeen Provinces The Seventeen Provinces were a personal union of states in the Low Countries in the 15th century and 16th century, roughly covering the current Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, a good part of the North of France (Artois, Nord) and a small part of the West of... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ... Events January 5 - Battle of Nancy - Charles the Bold of Burgundy is again defeated, and this time is killed. ... Combatants Dutch rebels Spanish Empire The Eighty Years War, or Dutch Revolt (1568[1]–1648), was the revolt of the Seventeen Provinces in the Netherlands against the Spanish (Habsburg) Empire. ... The Union of Utrecht (Dutch: Unie van Utrecht) is a treaty signed on January 23, 1579 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, unifying the northern provinces of the Netherlands, until then under control of Spain. ... Map of Dutch Republic by Joannes Janssonius United Netherlands redirects here. ... Satellite image of the Scheldt delta Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is the part of the Netherlands on the left shore of the Scheldt river (here called Westerschelde), nr. ... Anthem De Vlaamse Leeuw (The Flemish Lion) Location of Belgian Flanders in Europe The Flemish Region Capital Brussels Official languages Dutch1 Recognised regional languages Flemish: Dutch Brussels: French and Dutch Government  -  Minister-President Kris Peeters Area  -  Total 13,522 km²   sq mi  Population  -  2006 [1] census 6,078,600   -  Density... The Generality Lands (Dutch: Generaliteitslanden) were border territories of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, that were directly governed by the Estates-General of the Netherlands. ... Bouches-de-lEscaut (Dutch: Monden van de Schelde)is the name of a département of the First French Empire in the present Netherlands. ... April 5-12: Mount Tambora explodes, changing climate. ... The North Sea flood of 1953 and the associated storm combined to create a major natural disaster which affected the coastlines of the Netherlands and England on the night of 31 January 1953 – 1 February 1953. ... The Delta Works are a number of constructions that were built between 1950 and 1997 in the southwest of the Netherlands to protect a large area of land from the sea. ...


Transportation

There is one passenger railway, line 12, here with municipalities and official station abbreviations: // Train routes by timetable number Train routes in the Netherlands are identified by numbers. ...


Vlissingen (vs, vss) - Middelburg (mdb, arn) - Goes (gs) - Kapelle (bzl) - Reimerswaal (krg, kbd, rb) - connecting to Bergen op Zoom (bgn) (Noord-Brabant). Bergen op Zoom is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... North Brabant (Dutch: Noord-Brabant) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west. ...


Bus connections (of Connexxion, except # 395) include: Connexxion-bus in Katwijk Connexxion is the largest public transport bus company in the Netherlands, operating in the west, middle, east and far northern part of the country. ...

Veere is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands, on Walcheren in the province of Zeeland. ... The Oosterscheldekering (Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier), between the islands Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta works series of dams, designed to protect a large part of the Netherlands from flooding. ... Schouwen-Duiveland ( (help· info)) is a municipality and an island in the southwestern Netherlands. ... Schouwen-Duiveland ( (help· info)) is a municipality and an island in the southwestern Netherlands. ... Categories: Lakes of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta | Netherlands geography stubs ... Oostflakkee (population: 10,126 in 2004) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... Interliner is an express bus system in the Netherlands. ... Schouwen-Duiveland ( (help· info)) is a municipality and an island in the southwestern Netherlands. ... Categories: Lakes of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta | Netherlands geography stubs ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... Categories: Lakes of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta | Netherlands geography stubs ... Goedereede (population: 11,544 in 2004) is a town in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. ... Spijkenisse (population: 75,170 in 2004) is a town in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. ... Satellite image of the Scheldt delta showing the Western Scheldt (b) The Western Scheldt (Westerschelde) in the province Zeeland in the southwestern Netherlands, is an estuary of the Scheldt river. ...

Zeeland in foreign names

New Zealand

The country of New Zealand was first discovered by Europeans by the Dutch navigator Abel Tasman in 1642. Tasman named it Staten Landt, believing it to be part of the land of that name off the coast of Argentina. When that was shown not to be so Dutch authorities named it Nova Zeelandia in Latin, Nieuw Zeeland in Dutch. The two major seafaring provinces of the Netherlands in its Golden Age were Holland and Zeeland, and originally the Dutch explorers named the largest landmass of Oceania and the two islands to the southeast respectively Nieuw Holland and Nieuw Zeeland. The former was eventually replaced by the name Australia, but the name New Zealand remained in place for the latter. Captain James Cook subsequently called the archipelago New Zealand. Portrait of Tasman by J. M. Donald (1903) Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 - October 10, 1659), was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant. ... Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Holland is a region in the central-western part of the Netherlands with a population of 6. ... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ... Captain James Cook may refer to: James Cook - British explorer, navigator, and map maker Captain James Cook (TV miniseries) - 1987 Australian television miniseries This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... The Mergui Archipelago An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ...


The Americas

The town of Zeeland in the US state of Michigan was settled in 1847 by Dutchman Jannes Vande and was incorporated in 1907. The town still maintains a distinctive Dutch flavour. Flushing, a neighborhood within the borough of Queens, New York, is named after the city Flushing (Vlissingen in Dutch) in Zeeland. This dates from the period of the colony of New Netherland, when New York was still known as New Amsterdam. The Dutch colonies of Nieuw Walcheren and Nieuw Vlissingen, both on the Antillian island of Tobago, were both named after parts of Zeeland. The Canadian town of Zealand, New Brunswick, may have been named for the Zeeland birth place of Dutchman Philip Crouse who settled in the area in 1789. Zeeland is a city in Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Queens County, often referred to as simply Queens, is the largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. It is home to New York Citys two major airports (John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia), the New York Mets baseball team, the USTA National Tennis Center, Silvercup... “NY” redirects here. ... Vlissingen (help· info) (occasionally British English: Flushing) is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. ... Map based on Adriaen Blocks 1614 expedition to New Netherland, featuring the first use of the name. ... “NY” redirects here. ... This article is about the settlement in present-day New York City. ... Castara village beach looking south, Tobago Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Castara village beach looking south, Tobago Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Location of the Lesser Antilles (green) in relation to the rest of the Caribbean Islands of the Lesser Antilles The Lesser Antilles, also known as the Caribbees,[1] are part of the Antilles, which together with the Bahamas and Greater Antilles form the West Indies. ... Castara village beach looking south, Tobago Tobago is the smaller of the two main islands that make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


See also

This is a list of settlements in the province of Zeeland, in the Netherlands. ... Zeeland is a city in Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... For the town of Zeeland in Michigan, see Zeeland, Michigan. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Sea lavender blossoms in august-september The Zwin is a natural reserve with an area of 1. ...

External links

  • Provincial Government
  • Zeeland at a glance
  • Zeeland Zakelijk Links
  • Deltaworks Online - Flood Protection of Zeeland and Deltaregion
  • Zeeland Photography

Coordinates: 51°34′N, 3°45′E 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... For the Dutch footballer, see Royston Drenthe. ... Flevoland is a province of the Netherlands. ... Capital Leeuwarden Queens Commissioner drs. ... Capital Arnhem Queens Commissioner Clemens Cornielje Religion (1999) Protestant 31% Catholic 29% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   4,975 km² (1st) 161 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 1,970,865 (4th) 393/km² (6th) Inclusion {{{inclusion}}} Anthem Ons Gelderland ISO NL-GE Official website www. ... The flag of Groningen Groningen is the northeast province of the Netherlands with a typical dialect (Gronings) with regional nuances. ... Capital Maastricht Queens Commissioner L.J.P.M. (Leon) Frissen Religion (1999) Roman Catholic 80% Protestant 3% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,153 km² (9th) 56 km² Population (2006)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 1,131,938 (6th) 526/km² (4th) Inclusion 1839 Anthem In t Bronsgroen Eikenhout ISO NL-LI Official website... North Brabant (Dutch: Noord-Brabant) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west. ... Capital Haarlem Queens Commissioner Mr. ... Flag of Overijssel Overijssel is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. ... South Holland (Dutch Zuid-Holland) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country on the North Sea coast. ... Utrecht is the smallest province of the Netherlands, and is located in the center of the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Flag of the Seventeen Provinces The Seventeen Provinces were a personal union of states in the Low Countries in the 15th century and 16th century, roughly covering the current Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, a good part of the North of France (Artois, Nord) and a small part of the West of... A map of the Imperial Circles as at the beginning of the 16th century The Burgundian Circle (in German, Burgundischer Reichskreis) was an Imperial Circle of the Holy Roman Empire. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The County of Artois was a Carolingian county, established by the counts Odalric and Ecfrid of Artois, then integrated into the County of Flanders, first by Baldwin II of Flanders around 898, then by Arnulf I of Flanders. ... Brabant is a former duchy in the Low Countries, and a former province of Belgium. ... For the Dutch footballer, see Royston Drenthe. ... Coat of arms of the Counts of Flanders (or a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules). ... Satellite view of the German Bight (the Frisian Coast). ... The flag of Groningen Groningen is the northeast province of the Netherlands with a typical dialect (Gronings) with regional nuances. ... Guelders (Dutch Gelre, German Geldern) is the name of a historical duchy in the Low Countries. ... The virtually independent county of Hainaut emerged from chaotic conditions at the end of the 9th century as a semi-independent state, at first a vassal of the crown of Lotharingia. ... The Counts of Holland ruled over the county of Holland in the Low Countries between the 10th and the 16th century. ... The Duchy of Limburg was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries, located between the river Meuse and the city of Aachen. ... Mechelen: Grote Markt square, with St. ... The following is a list of Marquis or Margraves of Namur. ... Flag of Overijssel Overijssel is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. ... The Diocese of Utrecht was established in 695 when Saint Willibrord was consecrated bishop of the Frisians at Rome by Pope Sergius I, and with the consent of the Frankish ruler, Pippin of Herstal, settled at the market-town of Utrecht. ... Zutphen (old alternate spelling: Zutfen) is a municipality and a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands on the right bank of the IJssel at the influx of the Berkel, and a junction station 29 km by rail N.N.E. of Arnhem. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (727x714, 67 KB) Summary I am the author of this image file. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Utinam (Latin: If God wills) Citadel Vauban of Besançon Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Franche-Comté Department Doubs (25) Intercommunality Grand Besançon Mayor Jean-Louis Fousseret  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area¹ 65. ... Grote Kerk (main church) or Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk (Church of Our Lady). ... Coat of Arms of the french town Mersuay and of the Free County of Burgundy until the 13th century. ...


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Zeeland Chamber of Commerce (247 words)
Zeeland is a beautiful area that shows pride in its historical background and its strong religious heritage.
The city, named after the Province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, was settled in 1847 by a group of 457 courageous settlers who were seeking religious and political freedom.
Zeeland is located five miles east of Holland and twenty miles west of Grand Rapids.
Zeeland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (624 words)
Zeeland, also called Zealand in English is a province of the Netherlands.
Zeeland was a contested area between the counts of Holland and Flanders until 1299, when the count of Holland gained control of the countship of Zeeland.
In the Eighty Years' War Zeeland was on the side of the Union of Utrecht, and became one of the United Provinces.
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