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The city of Zwolle in Overijssel

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Zwolle SkylineThe city of Zwolle is the capital city of the province of Overijssel in The Netherlands.

The city is located in the eastern part of the country and has about 115,000 inhabitants.

The name Zwolle is derived from the word "Swolle" or "Suolle", meaning "hill". This refers to an incline in the landscape between the rivers IJssel, Vecht, Aa and Zwarte Water surrounding the city. Zwolle was established on the incline, the only piece of land that would remain dry during the frequent floodings of the four rivers.