Zwolle

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Overijssel

[oh-ver-ahy-suhl]
noun
a province in the E Netherlands. Capital: Zwolle.
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Overijssel (Dutch oːvərˈɛisəl)
 
n
a province of the E Netherlands: generally low-lying. Capital: Zwolle. Pop: 1 101 000 (2003 est). Area: 3929 sq km (1517 sq miles)

Zwolle (Dutch ˈzwɔlə)
 
n
a town in the central Netherlands, capital of Overijssel province. Pop: 104 431 (1999 est)

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zwolle

gemeente (municipality), north-central Netherlands, on the Zwarte Water (river). Chartered in 1230, it was a member of the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages and a stronghold until its ramparts were destroyed in 1674 during the Anglo-Dutch Wars. It is now a commercial centre and rail junction at the intersection of the northern and eastern Dutch canal systems. Industries include shipbuilding and transport, graphics, and the manufacture of metal products

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