[freez-luh nd; Dutch frees-lahnt]
- a province in the N Netherlands. 1431 sq. mi. (3705 sq. km). Capital: Leeuwarden.
Also especially British, Frisian.
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Examples from the Web for friesland
Friesland can least of all dispense with the commerce of France.
Eotens (61, 62, 66) are the people of Finn, king of Friesland.The Tale of Beowulf
Then they went home to Friesland, where Hengest stayed with Finn through the winter.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
The sheep are smaller, but fatter and more hardy than they are in Friesland.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680
If the people of Friesland have great individuality, so have their meers.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon
C. N. Williamson
- 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
- an area comprising the province of Friesland in the Netherlands along with the regions of East Friesland and North Friesland in Germany
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