Nieuwlande is a small Dutch village. The population, as of 1 January 2004, is 1,250. It is located in the north-eastern province of Drenthe. In the Drents dialect, the town is called Neilaande. The town is situated in the municipality of Hoogeveen. Nieuwlande is on peat land in the south of Drenthe. It arose where five municipalities meet: Oosterhesselen (by far the largest part), Dalen, Coevorden, Hardenberg, and Hoogeveen.
For this reason a book about Nieuwlande's history of the village had the catching title "Nieuwlande, village with five burgomasters". This situation obstructed to a great extent the extension possibilities and an efficient governing board: for many municipalities it was but an unimportant edge area. At the municipal division of Drenthe on 1 January 1998 it was chosen for this reason for the village to be in one municipality, by moving over to the municipality border of Hoogeveen about 1.5 kilometre to the east.
The small part in the municipality of Hardenberg (province Overijssel) was however not concerned at this; and also beyond the new municipality border some inhabitants of Nieuwlande still lived in the new fusion municipality Coevorden. The border now however no longer goes straight through the village
Nieuwlande has a new Dutch Reformed church, a Reformed church from 1913, and a church of the meeting of the gelovigen. It also has: sport fields, a public and Protestant primary school, a hypermarket with mail agency, its own speeltuinvereniging and some other company and public places. The rural area is characterised by agriculture area (peat diggings) and some nature reserves in scrub and heathland or peat.