Flevopolder

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Flevopolder
Satellite image of Flevopolder, Netherlands (5.48E 52.43N).png
The Flevopolder
Geography
Location Flevoland
Coordinates 52°30′N 5°28′E / 52.500°N 5.467°E / 52.500; 5.467 (Flevopolder)Coordinates: 52°30′N 5°28′E / 52.500°N 5.467°E / 52.500; 5.467 (Flevopolder)
Area 970 km2 (370 sq mi)
Country
Largest city Almere

The Flevopolder is a polder, or region of reclaimed land, in Flevoland, Netherlands. The eastern part was drained in 1955 and the southern part in 1968.

Unlike other major polders such as Noordoostpolder and the Wieringermeer, the Flevopolder is completely surrounded by bordering lakes, the Veluwemeer, Ketelmeer, and Gooimeer. Therefore it can be considered as a large island; it is the largest artificial island reclaimed on water in the world.[citation needed]

The name refers to the ancient lake Flevo.

The Flevopolder, together with the Noordoostpolder forms the province of the Flevoland, the most recently created province of the Netherlands.