The province of Drenthe borders in the north on the province of Groningen, in the east on the German state of Lower Saxony, in the south on the province of Overijssel and in the west on the province of Friesland. Roughly the province of Drenthe looks like a reversed plate; the middle is relatively high and the edges are lower. With the exception of the Hondsrug, the difference in height is only a few meters. Yet there is a clear difference in landscape, history and population between the two parts..