Provinces of the Netherlands

In the Netherlands there are 12 provinces representing the administrative layer between the national government and the local governments. In this article we will give some general information about the provinces of the Netherlands. Below you will find the map showing the provinces of Netherlands.

Provinces of the Netherlands

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Drenthe

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Assen

The capital is Assen, and the largest city is Emmen. Drenthe has an area of 2,680 square kilometers. The population is 491,792.  Furthermore, in Drenthe there are 3 COROP regions used for statistical purposes. These regions are North Drenthe, Southeast Drenthe, and Southwest Drenthe.

Flevoland

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Lelystad

The capital city is Lelystad, and the largest city is Almere. It has a 2,412 square kilometers surface area in total. Its population is 407,818.

Friesland

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In Leeuwarden, 2018 European Capital of Culture, centuries-old gabled houses are reflected in the waters of quiet canals. (Handout, only to be used with this dpa trends item. Photo credit to “NBTC / dpa” mandatory.) Photo: NBTC/NBTC/dpa

The capital city and the largest city is Leeuwarden. Its surface area is 5,749 square kilometres. It has a 646,874 population in total. The COROP regions in Friesland are North Friesland, South West Friesland and South East Friesland.

Gelderland

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Arnhem

The capital is Arnhem, and the largest city is Nijmegen. Its surface area is 5,136 square kilometers. The population is 2,047,901. Moreover, Gelderland is divided into 4 COROP zones. These regions are Veluwe COROP group, South West Gelderland, Achterhoek COROP group and Arnhem & Nijmegen COROP group.

Groningen

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“The city of Groningen in the north of The Netherlands, photographed at night.”

The capital and largest city is Groningen. Its surface area is 2,960 square kilometers. Furthermore, its population is 583,581. There are 3 COROP regions in Groningen, East Groningen, Delfzijl and surroundings, and the rest of Groningen.

Limburg

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Maastrich

The capital city and the largest city is Maastricht. The surface area is 2,209 square kilometers. The population is 1,117,546. COROP regions in Limburg are, North Limburg COROP group, South Limburg COROP group, and Mid Limburg COROP group.

North Brabant

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Hertogenbosch

The capital is Hertogenbosch, and the largest city is Eindhoven. It has an area of 5,082 square kilometers. The population is 2,512,531. Moreover, the four COROP regions in North Brabant are, West North Brabant COPOR group, Mid North Brabant COPOR group, North East North Brabant COPOR group and South East Brabant COPOR group.

North Holland

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Haarlem

The capital city is Haarlem, and the largest city is Amsterdam. Its surface area is 4,091 square kilometers. North Holland’s population is 2,809,483.The seven COROP regions in North Holland are, Kop van North Holland COROP group, Zaanstreek COROP group, Greater Amsterdam COROP group, Alkmaar agglomeration COROP group, Het Gooi and Vechtstreek COROP group, IJmond COROP group and Haarlem agglomeration COROP group.

Overijssel

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Zwolle

The capital city is Zwolle, and the largest city is Enschede. Overijsel has an area of 3,421 square kilometers. The population is 1,147,687.There are 3 COROP regions in Overijssel. These are North Overijssel COROP group, Twente COROP group and South West Overijssel COROP group.

South Holland

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the Hague

The capital is The Hague, and the largest city is Rotterdam. The surface area is 3,418 square kilometers. South Holland has 3,650,222 population. There are 6 COROP regions in South Holland. These are Leiden & Bollenstreek COROP group, Rijnmond COROP group, The Hague COROP group, Delft & Westland COROP group, East South Holland COROP group, and South West South Holland COROP group.

Utrecht

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Utrecht

The capital city and the largest city is Utrecht. Its surface area is 1,449 square kilometers. The population that live in Utrecht is 1,284,504.

Zeeland

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The capital is Middelburg, and Terneuzen is the largest city. Its surface area is 2,933 square kilometers. Furthermore, its population is 381,568.The two COROP regions in Zeeland are Zeelandic Flanders COROP region and Overig Zeeland COROP region.

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