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Satellite image of Noordoostpolder
Satellite image of Noordoostpolder
Flag of Noordoostpolder
Coat of arms of Noordoostpolder
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Noordoostpolder in a municipal map of Flevoland
Location in Flevoland
Coordinates: 52°43′N 5°45′E / 52.717°N 5.750°E / 52.717; 5.750Coordinates: 52°43′N 5°45′E / 52.717°N 5.750°E / 52.717; 5.750
Country Netherlands
Province Flevoland
Established 1 January 1962
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Aucke van der Werff (CDA)
 • Total 595.43 km2 (229.90 sq mi)
 • Land 460.31 km2 (177.73 sq mi)
 • Water 135.12 km2 (52.17 sq mi)
Elevation[3] −3 m (−10 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 46,450
 • Density 101/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 8300–8319
Area code 0527

Noordoostpolder ([ˈnoːrtoːstˌpɔldər], English: North-East Polder) is a municipality in the Flevoland province in the central Netherlands. Formerly, it was also called Urker Land. Emmeloord is the administrative center, located in the heart of the Noordoostpolder. The municipality has the largest land area in the Netherlands. (Lelystad and Terschelling both technically have more total area, but in both cases it is mostly water area.)

For history see Zuiderzee Works.

Population centres[edit]

The population centres are Bant, Creil, Emmeloord, Ens, Espel, Kraggenburg, Luttelgeest, Marknesse, Nagele, Rutten, and Tollebeek.

The former island of Schokland, is now a museum.

The town and former island of Urk, in the southwest, now surrounded by the Noordoostpolder, is a separate municipality.



Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Noordoostpolder, June 2015

Rail links[edit]

There are no railway stations in the Noordoostpolder, but the nearest stations are in Kampen, Steenwijk and Lelystad. From 9 December 2012, with the opening of the Hanzelijn, Dronten and Kampen Zuid, will be even closer.

UNESCO World Heritage sites[edit]

UNESCO World Heritage sites located in/near the Noordoostpolder:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Member of the executive board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Noordoostpolder. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 8302BW". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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