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Banner o Zeeland
Coat of airms o Zeeland
Coat airms
Anthem: Zeeuws volkslied
Location o Zeeland in the Netherlands
Location o Zeeland in the Netherlands
 • Queen's CommissionerHan Polman (D66)
 • Land1,788 km2 (690 sq mi)
 • Water1,146 km2 (442 sq mi)
Area rank10t
 • Land380,186
 • Rank11t
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Density rank10t
ISO 3166 codeNL-ZE
Releegion (2005)Protestant 30%
Catholic 20%
Muslim 1.5%

Zeeland (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzeːlɐnt] ( listen)), cried Zealand in Scots 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
Municipalities in Zeeland
Municipalities in Zeeland
  • Zeelandic Flanders COROP region
    • Hulst (27,575 inhabitants) <3>
    • Sluis (23,166 inhabitants) <9>
    • Terneuzen (54,463 inhabitants) <10>
  • Overig Zeeland COROP region
    • Noord-Beveland (North Beveland) (7,581 inhabitants) <6>
    • Schouwen-Duiveland (34,065 inhabitants) <8>
    • Tholen (26,085 inhabitants) <11>
    • Walcheren
      • Middelburg (48,964 inhabitants) <5>
      • Veere (21,953 inhabitants) <12>
      • Vlissingen (44,358 inhabitants) <13>
    • Zuid-Beveland (South Beveland)
      • Borsele (22,818 inhabitants) <1>
      • Goes (38,594 inhabitants) <2>
      • Kapelle (12,882 inhabitants) <4>
      • Reimerswaal (22,896 inhabitants) <7>

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; 3.750 Template:Burgundian Circle