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Postby BlueWater on Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:09 am

Drenthe is a province of the Netherlands, located in the north-east of the country.Drenthe, unlike many other parts of the Netherlands, has been a sparsely populated rural area since medieval times. the lands in Drenthe are mainly used for farming.

Drenthe has been populated by people since prehistory.Drenthe was first mentioned in a document from the year 820, it was called Pago Treanth (district Drenthe)

After long being subject to the Utrecht diocese, Bishop Henry of Wittelsbach in 1528 ceded Drenthe to Emperor Charles V of Habsburg, When the Republic of the Seven United Provinces was declared in 1581, Drenthe became part of it, although it did not gain provincial status until January 1, 1796 due to its poverty.
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Postby BlueWater on Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:27 am

The provincial council (Provinciale Staten) has 51 seats, and is headed by the Queen's Commissioner, currently Jacques Tichelaar.The daily affairs of the province are taken care of by the Gedeputeerde Staten, which are also headed by the Commissioner; its members (gedeputeerden) can be compared with ministers.

Due to reorganisations in the 1990s, the number of municipalities in Drenthe has been reduced to twelve. Most municipalities therefore now consist of several towns and villages.

Agriculture is an important employer, although industrial areas are found near the cities. The quietness of the province is also attracting a growing number of tourists.

Over half the population of Drenthe speaks the Drents language.Each town or village has its own version.
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Drenthe

Postby BlueWater on Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:39 am

Dubbed Falcon Autumn, the exercise will be taking place chiefly in the rural eastern province of Drenthe until 7 October.

Unusually, civilians will also be able to join in the exercise. They may be approached by military patrols, and participate at checkpoints in various locations where soldiers will be inspecting cars.

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THE HAGUE -- Interior Minister Guusje ter Horst placed the police force in the province of Drenthe under financial supervision. The force has a large budget deficit, and says it will need an extra EUR 23 million until 2018.

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