Encyclopedia > North Holland

  Article Content

North Holland

North Holland: (Dutch: Noord-Holland) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the northwest part of the country. The capital is Haarlem. Other cities include the country's capital Amsterdam, Hilversum, Alkmaar and Zaandam.

Geography: North Holland forms a peninsula between the North Sea and the IJsselmeer. More than half of the province consists of reclaimed land in the form of polders and is below sea level. The island of Texel is also part of North Holland.

North Holland is divided into 65 gemeente (local government) areas:

External links

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Pennsylvania Station

... Station Pennsylvania Station is a large train station located on 32nd Street and 8th Avenue (right under Madison Square Garden) in the Borough of Manhatta ...