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Maritime Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands

51.5N 3.8E

June 10th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Netherlands - April 18th, 2010

Netherlands - April 18th, 2010

Zeeland is a maritime province in southwestern Netherlands. It occupies the delta lands of the Scheldt (Schelde) and Maas (Meuse) rivers. The province comprises Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, a strip of the Flanders mainland between the Westerschelde (Western Scheldt) and Belgium, plus six islands.

These islands are Schouwen en Duiveland, Tholen, Noord-Beveland, Walcheren, Zuid-Beveland, and Sint Philipsland. None of these has preserved a true insular character, all being connected to each other or to Noord-Brabant province inland by dams or bridges.

The Western Scheldt, Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium – June 27th, 2009

June 27th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Netherlands and Belgium - May 30th, 2009

Netherlands and Belgium - May 30th, 2009

Golden yellow sediments pour into the North Sea off the coasts of the Netherlands (above) and Belgium (below). The greatest concentration of these is coming from the Western Scheldt.

The Western Scheldt (or Westerschelde in Dutch) is the estuary of the Scheldt River, located in the province of Zeeland in the southwestern Netherlands.

This river once had several estuaries, but the others are disconnected from the Scheldt, leaving the Westerschelde as its only direct way to the North Sea.

The estuary is used as an important shipping route to the port city of Antwerp, Belgium, identifiable as a tan area on the river to the right of the image center. The city’s metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,449 kmĀ².