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West Frisian Islands and Bodies of Water in the Netherlands

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December 20th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

The Netherlands - December 19th, 2010

This APM image shows the West Frisian Islands, a chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands. The body of water located between the islands and the mainland is called the Wadden Sea, an area of mudflats.

In the full image, two large lakes known as the IJsselmeer and the Markermeer can be observed to the south, in the central part of the full image, connected to the Wadden Sea. Below these lakes, in the bottom section, are three rivers flowing more or less horizontally across the image: the Lek River, Waal River and Maas River.

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