A province in the Netherlands, consisting entirely out of reclaimed land (called 'polder' in Dutch). It lies in what used to be the 'Zuiderzee', the inland sea which was turned into a lake with the construction of the 'afsluitdijk'. Together with the 'deltawerken', Flevoland gives rise to the saying the even though God may have created the world, it was the Dutch who created the Netherlands. Many a sunken ship was found when the land was reclaimed, some of which still lie in their original position. The Zuiderzee was also a favourite place for allied pilots in the second world war to ditch their damaged planes, some of which turn up every now and then when the land is prepared for new crops or buildings.