Location Frisia.svgFrisia in Northwestern Europe
Stateless nationFrisians
Area13,482.73 km2 (5,205.71 sq mi)
Density197/km2 (510/sq mi)
LanguagesWest Frisian
North Frisian
East Frisian
Low Saxon (Friso-Saxon)
Dutch (West Frisian Dutch, Stadsfries)
Main religionProtestant
Time zone
 • Summer
* Integrated parts of the Netherlands and Germany respectively, but with varying degrees of autonomy for the Frisian population.

Frisia (West Frisian: Fryslân, Dutch and German: Friesland[1]) is a coastal region along the southeastern corner of the North Sea in what today is mostly a large part of the Netherlands, including modern Friesland and smaller parts of northern Germany. Frisia is the traditional homeland of the Frisians, a Germanic people that speaks Frisian languages, which together with English and Scots form the Anglo-Frisian language group.


The names for Frisia in the local languages are:

When the French occupied the Netherlands, the name for the Frisian department was Frise. In English, both terms, Frisia and Friesland are used.

Other Languages
Ænglisc: Fresland
العربية: فريزيا
Bân-lâm-gú: Frisia
български: Фризия
Boarisch: Friesland
brezhoneg: Frizia
català: Frísia
Cymraeg: Ffrisia
dansk: Frisland
Deutsch: Frieslande
eesti: Friisimaa
Ελληνικά: Φρισία
euskara: Frisia
føroyskt: Frísaland
한국어: 프리슬란트
hrvatski: Frizija
italiano: Frisia
עברית: פריזיה
ქართული: ფრიზია
македонски: Фризија
مازِرونی: فریزلند
Nederlands: Groter-Friesland
Nedersaksies: Fraislaand (regio)
norsk: Friesland
Plattdüütsch: Freesland
português: Frísia
Seeltersk: Fräislound
Simple English: Frisia
српски / srpski: Фризија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Frizija
suomi: Friisia
اردو: فریسیا
中文: 弗里西亞