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The Netherlands

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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.