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Zwolle is the capital of the Dutch province of Overijssel and also the Hanseatic city. Zwolle is located on the Zwarte Water and the Overijsselse Vecht and is connected to the IJssel via the Zwolle-IJssel Canal. The city is located in the IJsseldelta region. The municipality has about 124000 inhabitants and is the second largest city in Overijssel in terms of population, after the city of Enschede. Zwolle has an area of 111.33 km².

Today, Zwolle is known both nationally and internationally as the greenest municipality in the Netherlands. In 2004, 2005 and 2006 the municipality won the prize for greenest municipality in the Netherlands. This is after many efforts made by the municipality. For example, in Zwolle there is a special mowing schedule that takes ecology into account, there are many parks in Zwolle and the surrounding area and the municipality controls weeds with environmentally friendly products. In 2006, Zwolle was also voted the greenest city in Europe.

Some recurring events in Zwolle include the Liberation Festival Overijssel, International Guitar Festival Zwolle and The Color Run.

In Zwolle, many old and monumental buildings have been preserved. There is an active historical society dedicated to the preservation and reconstruction of old buildings and cityscapes. As a result, Zwolle has a well-preserved old city center within its canals. The city centre is a protected cityscape. Some examples of interesting sights in Zwolle are the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, the Peperbus, the Grote of Sint-Michaëlskerk, the Dominican Church, the Broerenkerk, the windmills De Passiebloem and De Windesheimer, the Sassen-, Diezer- and Steenpoorten and many bridges such as the Ijsselbrug, Stenen Pijp and Mastenbroekerbrug.

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