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Friesland
Fryslân
Province

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Coat of arms
Anthem: De âlde Friezen
Location of Friesland in the Netherlands
Kintra Netherlands
Caipital Leeuwarden
Government
 • Queen's Commissioner John Jorritsma
Area
 • Land 3,349 km2 (1,293 sq mi)
 • Water 2,392 km2 (924 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd
Population (2010)
 • Land 646,305
 • Rank 8t
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • Density rank 11t
ISO 3166 code NL-FY
Religion (2005) Protestant 30%
Roman Catholic 6%
Muslim 2%
Website www.fryslan.nl

Friesland (Aboot this soond pronunciation , Wast Frisie: Fryslân, Dutch: Friesland; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfris.lɑnt]) is a province in the north o the Netherlands an pairt o the auncient, lairger region o Frisia.

Till the end o 1996, the province bore Friesland as its offeecial name. In 1997 this Dutch name lost its offeecial status tae the Frisie Fryslân. Nevertheless, Friesland remains in common uisage, being the Dutch name for the province.

Friesland haes 646,000 inhabitants (2010) an its caipital is Leeuwarden (Wast Frisie: Ljouwert), wi 91,817 inhabitants, in the center o the province.

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