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Overijssel

Administration
Full nameOverijssel
Native name langnl
Settlement typeProvince
AnthemAan de rand van Hollands gouwen
CountryNetherlands
Government
CapitalZwolle
Queen's CommissionerAnk Bijleveld
Geography
Total Area1.3 sq mi (3.327 km2)
Water Area36.3 sq mi (94 km2)
Area rank4th
Demography
Total Population1113529 (7th) (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (7th) (0/sq mi)
Other information
ISO 3166 codeNL-OV
Religion (2006)Non-religious 37%
Protestants 29%
Catholic 26%
Muslim 2%
Others 6%

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Overijssel (-nlˌoˑvərˈɛi̯səl-039 Overijssel (Dutch Low Saxon: Oaveriessel) is a province of the Netherlands in the central eastern part of the country. The region has a NUTS classification of NL21. The province's name means "Lands across river IJssel". The capital city of Overijssel is Zwolle and the largest city is Enschede. The province has a population of 1,113,529 inhabitants.


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