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Urk: From island to polder of Netherlands

Urk: From island to polder of Netherlands

Urk is unknown to many people in the world but this small village has played an important role in making the Netherlands known for its fishing industry. This village is also a reminder of the ingenuity of the Dutch in terms of how they claimed parts of the sea and transformed them into land in order to expand the mainland of the Netherlands. Without this ingenuity, around forty percent of the Netherlands would have been flooded by rivers and by…

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