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Nation: Knootoss
Capital: Leeuwarden
Leader: provincial governor

This article deals with Friesland as it relates to NationStates. For more general information, see the Wikipedia article on this subject.

Friesland (Fryslân in Frisian is the official name, which is also used in official Dutch publications) is a province in the northern parts of Knootoss. Its capital city is Leeuwarden (Ljouwert). Friesland is mainly an agrarian province. Tourism, mainly on the lakes and near the sea north of the Wadden Polder, is an important source of income. Frisian is a unique language spoken in the province and its surroundings.

The province is also famous for its speed skaters, and also for the Elfstedentocht (Eleven cities tour), an ice skating tour of 200 kilometers.