- a province in the SW Netherlands, consisting largely of islands. 1041 sq. mi. (2695 sq. km). Capital: Middelburg.
- a province of the SW Netherlands: consists of a small area on the mainland together with a number of islands in the Scheldt estuary; mostly below sea level. Capital: Middelburg. Pop: 378 000 (2003 est). Area: 1787 sq km (690 sq miles)