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|Area||970 km2 (370 sq mi)|
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. However, it was made in a very much different way to other artificial islands; dikes were first built around the area of the polder/island, and then the water was drained by diesel/electric pumps. It's therefore moreover a polder.
The name refers to the ancient lake Flevo.
- "Dutch Flevoland - The Largest Man-Made Island". www.tourism-review.com. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
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