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Creil is a village in the Dutch province of Flevoland. It is part of the municipality of Noordoostpolder. The Noordoostpolder (North Eastern Polder) was the second polder to be reclaimed as part of the Zuyderzee reclamation project. It was drained in 1942. Creil is located 6 km northwest of Emmeloord, the governmental and services centre of the municipality of Noordoostpolder. Ten smaller villages, conceived more as agricultural communities, were planned in a wide circle around Emmeloord, Creil being one of these.
The design and planning of the towns and villages of the Noordoostpolder was the responsibility of the Wieringermeer Directorate, a sub-department of the Ministry of Water Management. Creil was designed by the architect Th.G. Verlaan. Construction started in 1953.
In 2005, Creil had nearly 1,600 inhabitants. It mainly had a service function for the surrounding rural area. Many of the farmers in the area surrounding Creil grow flowers.