- a city in the SW Netherlands.
[zee-luh nd; Dutch zey-lahnt]
- a province in the SW Netherlands, consisting largely of islands. 1041 sq. mi. (2695 sq. km). Capital: Middelburg.
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Examples from the Web for middelburg
All that Middelburg (south-east of the railway) possessed of slaughter-cattle was 36 goats.
In the portion of Middelburg under him there were 26 mounted men and 38 burghers on foot.
The portion of Middelburg which he represented was entirely exhausted.
I did not think that the Middelburg terms were essential for the establishment of peace.
I agree that this proposal is an improvement on the Middelburg proposal of last year.
- a city in the SW Netherlands, capital of Zeeland province, on Walcheren Island: an important trading centre in the Middle Ages and member of the Hanseatic League; 12th-century abbey; market town. Pop: 46 000 (2003 est)
- a province of the SW Netherlands: consists of a small area on the mainland together with a number of islands in the Scheldt estuary; mostly below sea level. Capital: Middelburg. Pop: 378 000 (2003 est). Area: 1787 sq km (690 sq miles)
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