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Hollandse IJssel: Map
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IJssel", as opposed to the 'regular' or
) is a branch of the
that flows westward from
Capelle aan den IJssel
Krimpen aan den IJssel
, where it ends in the
Another branch called Enge IJssel ("Narrow IJssel") flows southwest from Nieuwegein. The name IJssel is thought to derive from the
, meaning "dark
". Originally, the Hollandse IJssel forked off from river Lek at Nieuwegein, but the connection was cut off with the Hollandse IJssel nowadays only draining the surrounding
The first part of the
sea protection constructions was built at the mouth of the Hollandse IJssel in 1957.
Satellite image of the Rhine branches around the city of Utrecht showing the upper stretch of the Hollandse IJssel (f).
Satellite image of the northwestern part of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing the lower stretch of river Hollandse IJssel (m).
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