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(Dutch ˈdrɛntə)
(Placename) a province of the NE Netherlands: a low plateau, with many raised bogs, partially reclaimed; agricultural, with oil deposits. Capital: Assen. Pop: 481 000 (2003 est). Area: 2647 sq km (1032 sq miles)
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(ˈdrɛn tə)

a province in E Netherlands. 436,586; 1011 sq. mi. (2620 sq. km).
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