Friesland

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Fries·land

 (frēz′lənd, -lănd′, frēs′-)
A region of northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt and Weser Rivers. The Frisians, a Germanic people, were conquered by the Franks in the eighth century. A portion of the area is now a province, also called Friesland, of the northern Netherlands.

Friesland

(ˈfriːzlənd; Dutch ˈfriːslɑnt)
n
1. (Placename) a province of the N Netherlands, on the IJsselmeer and the North Sea: includes four of the West Frisian Islands; flat, with sand dunes and fens (under reclamation), canals, and lakes. Capital: Leeuwarden. Pop: 640 000 (2003 est). Area: 3319 sq km (1294 sq miles). Official and Frisian name: Fryslân
2. (Placename) an area comprising the province of Friesland in the Netherlands along with the regions of East Friesland and North Friesland in Germany

Fries•land

(ˈfriz lənd, -ˌlænd, ˈfris-)

n.
a province in the N Netherlands. 599,104; 1431 sq. mi. (3705 sq. km). Cap.: Leeuwarden.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Friesland - the western part of the ancient region of Frisia in northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt river and the Weser riverFriesland - the western part of the ancient region of Frisia in northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt river and the Weser river; part of this region is now a province in the Netherlands
Frisia - an ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands
2.Friesland - one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Translations
Frísko

Friesland

[ˈfriːzlənd] NFrisia f

Friesland

nFriesland nt