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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:

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