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Drenthe

(drĕn`tə), province (1994 pop. 451,400), c.1,030 sq mi (2,670 sq km), NE Netherlands, bordering Germany in the east. Assen is the capital, and Emmen is the chief industrial center. The province is comprised largely of heath country where farming is pursued. Manufactures include food products, textiles, and metal goods. An oil industry has gradually developed near Schoonebeek. Long subject to the bishops of Utrecht, Drenthe passed (1536) to Emperor Charles V. It was part of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 1581, but was not entitled to a seat in the States-General until 1796.

Drenthe

 

(Drente), a province in the northeastern Netherlands. Area, 2,600 sq km; population, 366,600 (1970). Administrative center, Assen. Metalworking accounts for about one-third of those employed in industry; textiles (production of goods from synthetic fibers), about one-fourth; and the food industry (canned meat and vegetables, meat and dairy products, and starch and molasses products), about one-fifth. There are chemical, printing, ceramics, and wood-processing enterprises. Oil is extracted in the Schoonebeek area. The main commercial crops are potatoes and rye.

Drenthe

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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In Drayton, Ontario, a group of immigrants from Drente, the Netherlands, came under the farm sponsorship program and was contracted to grow sugar beets for a canning factory for one year (CNIC Papers, MU 9396).
In April 1942, a wholesale deportation of Jews began -- destination Westerbork, a camp on the heath of Drente, a province in the northeast of Holland.
15 (1937): 78-96 and 175-180; for Drente, see ibid.