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#4517 Postcard NL-4031044 sent to Australia

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This postcard (NL-4031044) I sent to Joelle in Australia (Northcote - an inner suburb of Melbourne).
Postcard details: Holland (Uitgeverij van der Meulen), travelled about 16.550 km (10.284 mi) in 16 days

Note: This is NOT the map of Holland but the Netherlands. Holland is just a part of the Netherlands.

Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. The name Holland is also frequently used informally to refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands. This usage is commonly accepted in other countries, and not entirely uncommon among the Dutch themselves. From the 10th to the 16th century, Holland proper was a unified political region within the Holy Roman Empire as a county ruled by the Counts of Holland. By the 17th century, Holland had risen to become a maritime and economic power, dominating the other provinces of the newly independent Dutch Republic. The area of the former County of Holland roughly coincides with the two current Dutch provinces of North Holland and South Holland, which together include the Netherlands' three largest cities: the de jure capital city of Amsterdam; Rotterdam, home of Europe's largest port; and the seat of government of The Hague (Den Haag).

Same card I also sent to Emma in Finland (Jakobstad - Ostrobothnia) and travelled about 1620 km (1007 mi) in 6 days

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