Friesland (Aboot this soondpronunciation , Wast Frisie: Fryslân, Dutch: Friesland; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfris.lɑnt]) is a province in the north o the Netherlands an pairt o the auncient, lairger region o Frisia.

Friesland

Fryslân
Banner o Friesland
Banner
Coat of airms o Friesland
Coat airms
Anthem: De âlde Friezen
Location of Friesland in the Netherlands
Location of Friesland in the Netherlands
KintraNetherlands
CaipitalLeeuwarden
Govrenment
 • Queen's CommissionerArno Brok (VVD)
Area
 • Land3,349 km2 (1,293 sq mi)
 • Water2,392 km2 (924 sq mi)
Area rank3rd
Population
 (2010)
 • Land646,305
 • Rank8t
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • Density rank11t
ISO 3166 codeNL-FY
Religion (2005)Protestant 30%
Roman Catholic 6%
Muslim 2%
Websitewww.fryslan.nl

Till the end o 1996, the province bore Friesland as its offeecial name. In 1997 this Dutch name lost its offeecial status tae the Frisie Fryslân. Housomeiver, Friesland remains in common uisage, bein the Dutch name for the province.

Friesland haes 646,000 indwallers (2010) an its caipital is Leeuwarden (Wast Frisie: Ljouwert), wi 91,817 indwallers, in the centre o the province.

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