Eemmeer

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Eemmeer
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Coordinates 52°17′N 5°20′E / 52.283°N 5.333°E / 52.283; 5.333Coordinates: 52°17′N 5°20′E / 52.283°N 5.333°E / 52.283; 5.333
Primary inflows Eem
Basin countries Netherlands
Surface area 13.4 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Islands Dode Hond

The Eemmeer (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeɪ̯.mɪːr]) is a lake situated in the middle of the Netherlands between the provinces of Flevoland, Utrecht, and North Holland. It measures 13.4 square kilometres (5.2 sq mi) and contains one small island, the Dode Hond (Dead Dog). The Eemmeer is one in a series of peripheral lakes used to geohydrologically detach the low-lying polders of Flevoland from higher old mainland. The Eemmeer is connected to the peripheral lakes Gooimeer in the west, at the point where both lakes are crossed by the highway A27 bridge, and the Nijkerkernauw in the east.