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Zeeland

Administration
Full nameZeeland
Native name langnl
Settlement typeProvince
AnthemZeeuws volkslied
CountryNetherlands
Government
CapitalMiddelburg
Queen's CommissionerKarla Peijs
Geography
Total Area690.2 sq mi (1788 km2)
Water Area442.4 sq mi (1146 km2)
Area rank10th
Demography
Total Population380186 (11th) (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (10th) (0/sq mi)
Other information
ISO 3166 codeNL-ZE
Religion (2005)Protestant 30%
Catholic 20%
Muslim 1.5%

Zeeland

Native NameGraafschap Zeeland
Conventional Long NameCounty of Zeeland
Common NameZeeland
ContinentEurope
RegionLow Countries
CountryNetherlands
EraMiddle Ages
StatusVassal
EmpireHoly Roman Empire
Government TypeMonarchy
|year Start1299
Year End1581
|event StartPersonal union with
 County of Holland
Date Start
1299
Event EndFoundation of
 United Provinces
Date End
26 July 1581
Event1Joined Burgundian
 Netherlands
Date Event1
1432
Event2Habsburg Seventeen
 Provinces founded
Date Event2
1477
P1County of Holland
P2County of Flanders
S1Dutch Republic
Flag S1Prinsenvlag.svg
CapitalMiddelburg
Latd51|latm=34|latNS=N|longd=3|longm=45|longEW=E

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Zeeland -nlˈzeːlɐnt239 Zeeland.ogg, also called Zealand in English, is the westernmost province of the Netherlands. The province, located in the south-west of the country, consists of a number of islands (hence its name, meaning "sea-land") and a strip bordering Belgium. Its capital is Middelburg. With a population of about 380,000, its area is about 2930 km2, of which almost 1140 km2 is water. Large parts of Zeeland are below sea level. The last great flooding of the area was in 1953. Tourism is an important economic activity. Its beaches make it a popular holiday destination in the summer. Most tourists are Germans. In some areas, the population can be two to four times higher during high summer season. The coat of arms of Zeeland shows a lion half-emerged from water, and the text "luctor et emergo" (Latin for "I struggle and I emerge"). The Pacific nation of New Zealand is named after Zeeland.

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Holy Roman Empire Burgundian Circle (1512 1806) of the Holy Roman Empire

Seventeen Provinces of
Habsburg Netherlands
Artois (until 1659) * Brabant * Drentheup|1 * Flanders * Frieslandup|1 * Groningenup|1 * Guelders * Hainaut * Hollandup|1 * Limburg * Luxembourg * Mechelen * Namur * Overijsselup|1 * Utrechtup|1 * Zeelandup|1 * Zutphenup|1
CountyBurgundyup|2
Imperial CityBesançonup|2
Dependent territoriesAntwerp * Breda |belowstyle=padding:0.3em 0 0.2em;



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