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Drenthe

Administration
Full nameDrenthe
Native name langnl
Settlement typeProvince
AnthemMijn Drenthe
CountryNetherlands
Inclusion1796
Government
CapitalAssen
Queen's CommissionerJacques Tichelaar
Geography
Total Area1019.8 sq mi (2642 km2)
Water Area14.7 sq mi (38 km2)
Area rank7th
Demography
Total Population489918 (10th) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (12th) (0/sq mi)
Other information
ISO 3166 codeNL-DR
Religion (2005)Protestant 22.7%
Catholic 7.6%
Muslim 1.7%

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Drenthe is a province of the Netherlands, located in the north-east of the country. The capital city is Assen. It is bordered by Overijssel to the south, Friesland to the west, Groningen to the north, and Germany (districts of Emsland and Bentheim) to the east.


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