Zeeland also called Zealand in English , is a province of the Netherlands. The province, located in the south-west of the country, consists of a number of islands (hence its name, meaning "sea-land") and a strip bordering Belgium. Its capital is Middelburg. With a population of about 380,000, its area is about 2930 km², of which almost 1140 km² is water. Large parts of Zeeland are below sea level. The last great flooding of the area was on January 31, 1953. I was a student at that time and I was asked to help cleaning houses in Zierikzee in August. We worked there with a lot of students from all over the world.
Tourism is an important economic activity. Its sunny beaches make it a popular holiday destination in the summer. Most tourists are Germans. In some areas, the population can be two to four times higher during high summer season. The coat of arms of Zeeland shows a lion half-emerged from water, and the text "luctor et emergo" (Latin for "I struggle and I emerge"). The Pacific nation of New Zealand is named after Zeeland . The first Europeans who landed in New Zealand were the Dutchman Abel Tasman and his crew. Abel Tasman is responsible for naming this nation New Zealand. Captain Cook came there in 1769.
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