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Zeeland

[zee-luh nd; Dutch zey-lahnt] /ˈzi lənd; Dutch ˈzeɪˌlɑnt/
noun
1.
a province in the SW Netherlands, consisting largely of islands. 1041 sq. mi. (2695 sq. km).
Capital: Middelburg.
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Zeelander, noun
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Zeelander

/ˈziːləndə/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of the Dutch province of Zeeland

Zeeland

/Dutch ˈzeːlɑnt; English ˈziːlənd/
noun
1.
a province of the SW Netherlands: consists of a small area on the mainland together with a number of islands in the Scheldt estuary; mostly below sea level. Capital: Middelburg. Pop: 378 000 (2003 est). Area: 1787 sq km (690 sq miles)
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Zeeland

maritime provincie, southwestern Netherlands. It occupies the delta lands of the Scheldt (Schelde) and Maas (Meuse) rivers. The provincie comprises Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, a strip of the Flanders mainland between the Westerschelde (Western Scheldt) and Belgium, plus six former islands: Schouwen en Duiveland, Tholen, Noord-Beveland, Walcheren, Zuid-Beveland, and Sint Philipsland. None of these has preserved a true insular character, all being connected to each other or to Noord-Brabant province inland by dams or bridges.

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