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Netherlands, Schokland and Surroundings

 Posted by , last edited on January 04, 2014 at 04:34:18

Location Noordoostpolder, Province of Flevoland, Netherlands
Coordinates N52 38 19 E5 46 18
Property 1,306 ha
Date of Inscription 1995

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Schokland was a peninsula that by the 15th century had become an island. Occupied and then abandoned as the sea encroached, it had to be evacuated in 1859. But following the draining of the Zuider Zee, it has, since the 1940s, formed part of the land reclaimed from the sea. Schokland has vestiges of human habitation going back to prehistoric times. It symbolizes the heroic, age-old struggle of the people of the Netherlands against the encroachment of the waters.

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