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Zeeland
Province

Flag

Coat of arms
Anthem: Zeeuws volkslied
Location o Zeeland in the Netherlands
Kintra Netherlands
Capital Middelburg
Government
 • Queen's Commissioner Karla Peijs
Area
 • Land 1,788 km2 (690 sq mi)
 • Water 1,146 km2 (442 sq mi)
Area rank 10t
Population (2006)
 • Land 380,186
 • Rank 11t
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Density rank 10t
ISO 3166 code NL-ZE
Releegion (2005) Protestant 30%
Catholic 20%
Muslim 1.5%
Website www.Zeeland.nl

Zeeland [ˈzeːlɐnt] ( listen), crie Zealand in Inglis an aw, is the wastmaist province o the Netherlands. The province, locatit in the sooth-wast o the kintra, consists o a number o islands (hence its name, meanin "sea-land") an a strip borderin Belgium. Its caipital is Middelburg. Wi a population o aboot 380,000, its aurie is aboot 2930 km², o which amaist 1140 km² is watter. Lairge pairts o Zeeland are belaw sea level. The last great floodin o the aurie wis in 1953. Tourism is an important economic activity. Its beaches mak it a popular holiday destination in the simmer. Maist tourists are Germans. In some auries, the population can be twa tae fower times heicher durin heich simmer saison. The coat o airms o Zeeland shows a lion hauf-emergit frae watter, an the text "luctor et emergo" (Laitin for "A struggle an A emerge").[1] The Pacific naition o New Zealand is namit efter Zeeland.

Constituent pairts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Frae north tae sooth, it consists o

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Map o Zeeland

A leet o the municipalities, wi links tae maps:

Municipality Population
Borsele 22,734
Goes 36,816
Hulst 27,714
Kapelle 12,386
Middelburg 48,076
Noord-Beveland 7,495
Reimerswaal 21,665
Schouwen-Duiveland 34,206
Sluis 23,983
Terneuzen 54,864
Tholen 25,459
Veere 21,953
Vlissingen 44,580

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. DeWaard, Dirk Marc (1983). Luctor et Emergo: The impact of the Second World War on Zeeland (M.A. thesis) Wilfrid Laurier University

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 51°34′N 3°45′E / 51.567°N 3.750°E / 51.567; 3.750Template:Burgundian Circle