Overijssel


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Overijssel

(ō'vərī`səl), province (1994 pop. 1,044,600), c,1,500 sq mi (3,885 sq km), E central Netherlands; it borders on Germany in the east. ZwolleZwolle
, city (1994 pop. 99,139), capital of Overijssel prov., N central Netherlands, on the Zwartewater River. It is an administrative, transportation, and industrial center. Shipbuilding and iron-working are activities.
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 is the capital; other cities include AlmeloAlmelo
, city (1994 pop. 64,589), Overijssel prov., E Netherlands. It is an important rail junction and manufacturing center and has a large textile industry.
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, DeventerDeventer,
city (1994 pop. 69,079), Overijssel prov., E central Netherlands, on the IJssel River. It is an industrial center with machine shops and foundries; important manufactures are bicycles and bricks.
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, EnschedeEnschede
, city (1994 pop. 147,624), Overijssel prov., E Netherlands, near the German border. It is a rail junction with textile, rubber, and machinery manufacturing. Enschede was rebuilt after a fire largely destroyed it in 1862.
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, KampenKampen
, town (1994 pop. 32,550), Overijssel prov., central Netherlands, on the IJssel River, near the Ketelmeer. It is a trade and industrial center. Kampen was first mentioned in the 13th cent., and in the 15th cent. it was a member of the Hanseatic League.
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, and ZutphenZutphen
, city (1994 pop. 31,309), Gelderland prov., E central Netherlands, on the IJssel River. It is an administrative, industrial, and commercial center. Zutphen was chartered in 1191 and was an important Spanish stronghold during the Dutch struggle for independence (16th
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. The province is drained by the IJssel River and several canals. It is generally sandy but supports extensive stock raising, orchard cultivation, and dairying. The province's chief manufactures include textiles, clothing, and machinery. The lordship of Overijssel belonged in the Middle Ages to the bishop of UtrechtUtrecht,
city (1994 pop. 234,106), capital of Utrecht prov., central Netherlands, on a branch of the Lower Rhine (Neder Rijn) River. It is a transportation, financial, and industrial center. Manufactures include machinery, cement, and food products.
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 but was sold (1527) to Emperor Charles V. It joined (1579) the Union of Utrecht and became one of the United Provs. of the Netherlands.

Overijssel

 

a province in the Netherlands, near the IJsselmeer. Area, 3,800 sq km. Population, 977,000 (1975). Its capital is Zwolle. The important Twente textile region encompassing the cities of Enschede, Hengelo, and Almelo lies in the province. The chemical, machine-building, and food-processing industries are well developed. Dairy farming is also important, especially in the Salland region, which includes the cities of Zwolle and Deventer.

Overijssel

a province of the E Netherlands: generally low-lying. Capital: Zwolle. Pop.: 1 101 000 (2003 est.). Area: 3929 sq. km (1517 sq. miles)
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Sweden-based Scania is installing the Netherlands' largest solar roof at its production unit in Zwolle, Overijssel.
Eight regions are concerned: Noord Holland and Zuid Holland (C2.33 million), Noord Holland and Utrecht (C2.27 million), Noord Brabant and Zuid Holland (C2.89 million), Limburg (C0.55 million), Gelderland and Overijssel (C2.01 million) and Drenthe (C0.45 million).
Natuurgas Overijssel (a partnership between ROVA and HVC-groep) is to begin producing green gas.
His collection Over-IJsselsche sangen en dichten (1630; "Overijssel Songs and Poems") shows the stylistic influence of the French Renaissance poet Pierre de Ronsard as well as Revius' affinities with the English Metaphysical poets in his prolific use of stark metaphor and profusion of four-line epigrams.
The province of Overijssel opens the last tender for the Product-Market-Partner-Combination (PMPC).
Eight regions are concerned: Noord Holland and Zuid Holland (2.33 million), Noord Holland and Utrecht (2.27 million), Noord Brabant and Zuid Holland (2.89 million), Limburg (0.55 million), Gelderland and Overijssel (2.01 million) and Drenthe (0.45 million).
The province of Overijssel and the municipalities of Overijssel support the introduction of a truck tax, but question the choice of roads in Overijssel where the government wants to introduce the tax.
In the EU27 in 2009, the lowest rates for young people were recorded in the Dutch regions of Zeeland (4%), Gelderland (5.4%), Overijssel (5.6%) and Utrecht (5.7%), and the highest in the French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe (59.3%), Martinique (57.6%) and Reunion (49.6%).
With new policy and information, the province of Overijssel wants to clarify the consequences of this law and help make appropriate choices.
Mr Almunia to attend the meeting of the Board of Governors of the ECB (Frankfurt); Mr Frattini to receive Peer Baneke, General Secretary of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE); Mrs Hubner to visit projects co-financed by the Structural Funds and to meet with Government representatives in the provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland in the Netherlands; Mr Michel to hold talks with MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France) (Paris); Mr Barrot to attend the "Integrating Sustainable Transport Policies" conference at the CIVITAS 2005 Forum (Nantes); Mrs Kroes to attend the "Competition, Law and Economics" conference (Lisbon)
The province of Overijssel and the municipalities of Overijssel support the introduction of a truck levy, which allows freight traffic to be paid per kilometer on most motorways and some N-roads, in order to stimulate innovation and sustainability in the transport sector.
The European Commission has approved two regional development programmes for South and East Netherlands (Provinces of Noord-Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland and Overijssel), under Objective 2 of the EU's Structural Funds (economic and social redevelopment areas).