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polders

Land reclaimed from where water once was. Very fertile.

dikes

Barriers holding back water from places that are under sea level

terpen

The first dikes built in the Netherlands over 2000 years ago.

land reclamation

The process in which people built dikes to close in a section of water, then drain the water, creating more land.

farming

What people do on the polders, causing it to sink a lot of times.

Rotterdam

Largest port in the world

Amsterdam

The Netherlands' capital

North Sea

Netherlands' main flood fears come from this sea.

Delta Plan

A network of dams that took 30 years in all to build.

Population Increase

The reason for making polders in he first place.

agriculture

Export reason for the Netherlands to continue to protect their polders from the North Sea.

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