province of the N Netherlands, on the North Sea: 2,217 sq mi (5,742 sq km); cap. Leeuwarden
A region of northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt and Weser Rivers. The Frisians, a Germanic people, were conquered by the Franks in the eighth century. A portion of the area is now a province, also called Friesland, of the northern Netherlands.
- A province of The Netherlands.