Noordoostpolder ([ˈnoːrtoːstˌpɔldər] (About this soundlisten), English: North-East Polder) is a polder and 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.

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
Established1 January 1962
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorAucke van der Werff (CDA)
 • Total593.47 km2 (229.14 sq mi)
 • Land458.17 km2 (176.90 sq mi)
 • Water135.30 km2 (52.24 sq mi)
Elevation−3 m (−10 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total46,849
 • Density102/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0527

For history, see Zuiderzee Works.

Population centresEdit

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 linksEdit

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 sitesEdit

UNESCO World Heritage sites located in/near the Noordoostpolder:

Notable peopleEdit

Aucke van der Werff


Corinne Nugter, 2014
  • Annamarie Thomas (born 1971 in Emmeloord) a Dutch former speed skater
  • Rob Wielaert (born 1978 in Emmeloord) a Dutch footballer
  • Diederik Boer (born 1980 in Emmeloord) a Dutch football goalkeeper.
  • Orlando Wirth (born 1981 in Emmeloord) a Dutch footballer
  • Tjeerd Korf (born 1983 in Emmeloord) a Dutch former professional footballer
  • Corinne Nugter (born 1992 in Emmeloord) a Dutch athlete specialising in the discus throw
  • Femke Beuling (born 1999 in Emmeloord) a Dutch speed skater

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Member of the executive board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Noordoostpolder. Archived from the original on 15 November 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  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. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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