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July 31, 2019

Overjssel, “From Over The IJssel…”

Overijssel is a province of the Netherlands located in the eastern part of the country. The province’s name translates to “across the IJssel”, from the perspective of the Episcopal principality of Utrecht by which it was held until 1528. The capital city of Overijssel is Zwolle and the largest city is Enschede. The province had a population of 1,142,360 in 2015.

Wikipedia / Province Overijssel / The Netherlands

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

July 30, 2019

Twente In The East…

Continuing with the decorative “klompen” (clogs) I found displayed in the 2017 Garderen Sand Sculpture Exhibition, we are now looking towards the more eastern provinces and Wiki tells us:

Twente is a non-administrative region in the eastern Netherlands, comprising the most urbanised and easternmost part of the province of Overijssel. Twente is most likely named after the ‘Tuihanti’ or ‘Tvihanti’, a Germanic tribe that settled in the area and was mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus. Twente has approximately 620,000 inhabitants, most of whom live in its three largest cities: Almelo, Hengelo and Enschede, the latter being the main city of the region.’

Wikipedia / Twente / Province Overijssel / The Netherlands

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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