Lincolnshire, England. If it looks flat that's because it is a former sea bed. The Romans began the draining of the region, and it was finally drained in earnest by Dutch engineers in the 1630s. 

Salient features of the region include some very affordable housing, a lot of farms, a large eastern European population (especially Polish immigrants) and many Dutch place names.

After devastating floods in 1928, the Land Drainage Act of 1930 was passed recognising the need for funding for flood defences. Today the land is criss-crossed with large and effective drainage ditches, but it still looks like, well, a sea bed.

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