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Except for some industry in Assen and Emmen, the land in Drenthe is mainly used for agriculture.
The name Drenthe is said to stem from thrija-hantja meaning "three lands".
They held hostages in hijacked trains in 1975 in the northeast of the Netherlands; with to the north the province Groningen, to the west the province Friesland, to the south the province Overijssel, and to the east the German districts Emsland and Bentheim in the state Lower Saxony.
Drenthe is the 9th largest province of the Netherlands.
The successor Batavian Republic granted it provincial status on 1 January 1796.
Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Dutch government built a camp near the town of Hooghalen to accommodate German (Jewish) refugees.
The major urban centers of the province are the capital Assen in the north and Emmen, Meppel, Hoogeveen, and Coevorden in the south.