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Full nameLelystad
Official nameLelystad
Settlement typeMunicipality
Total Area295.4 sq mi (765.39 km2)
Land Area90.4 sq mi (234.13 km2)
Water Area205.1 sq mi (531.26 km2)
Total Population73116 (1 January 2008)
Density (pop.)308/km2 (797.7/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

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Lelystad ( ) is a municipality and a city in the centre of the Netherlands, and it is the capital of the province of Flevoland. The city, built on reclaimed land, was founded in 1967 and was named after Cornelis Lely, who engineered the Afsluitdijk, making the reclamation possible. Lelystad is approximately 5 metres (16 ft) below sea level.

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