The waterways and peninsulas of Zeeland, Netherlands • Earth.com

The waterways and peninsulas of Zeeland, Netherlands

10-16-2020


Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features a satellite view of Zeeland, a province in the southwestern region of the Netherlands.

Zeeland is located on a large river delta at the mouth of several rivers, and the lighter aqua colors in the photo represent the shallow waters of the delta. Riverbeds, sandbanks, and the dark waters of the North Sea are also visible. 

Beyond its complex system of peninsulas and waterways, Zeeland is one of the main agricultural sectors in the Netherlands. A patchwork of agricultural fields support cereals, potatoes, beets, cattle and horticulture.

Video Credit: ESA

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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