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Linge
The Linge
Linge
is a river in the Betuwe
Betuwe
that is 99.8 km long, which makes it one of the longest rivers that flow entirely within the Netherlands. It starts near the village Doornenburg
Doornenburg
near the German border. A legend tells us that if there will be no more pigs grazing at the castle of Doornenburg, the river will dry out. The Linge
Linge
flows to Zoelen, a small village north of Tiel
Tiel
and from there on meanders through the Betuwe, to end in the Boven Merwede
Boven Merwede
near Gorinchem. Until Geldermalsen
Geldermalsen
the river is little more than a small, canalised stream. From Geldermalsen
Geldermalsen
on however, it begins to look like a real river complete with dikes and small floodplains
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Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Rotterdam
(/ˈrɒtərdæm/ or /ˌrɒtərˈdæm/;[8][9] Dutch: [ˌrɔtərˈdɑm] ( listen)) is a city in the Netherlands, in South Holland
South Holland
within the Rhine–Meuse– Scheldt
Scheldt
river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270, when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river, after which people settled around it for safety. In 1340, Rotterdam
Rotterdam
was granted city rights by the Count of Holland.[10] A major logistic and economic centre, Rotterdam
Rotterdam
is Europe's largest port, and has a population of 633,471 (2017), the second-largest in the Netherlands, just behind Amsterdam.[11] Rotterdam
Rotterdam
is known for the Erasmus
Erasmus
University, its riverside setting, lively cultural life, and maritime heritage
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Noord (river)
The Noord ("North") is a short tidal river in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The Noord starts at the city of Dordrecht
Dordrecht
where the Beneden Merwede river forks into the Oude Maas
Oude Maas
and the Noord. It joins the Lek at the city of Ridderkerk
Ridderkerk
and Kinderdijk, and the combined stream is thereafter known as the Nieuwe Maas. The distance is about nine kilometres. The direction of its water flow depends on the tides. The Noord River separates IJsselmonde island from the Alblasserwaard mainland to the east
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Eindhoven
Eindhoven
Eindhoven
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛi̯ntɦoːvə(n)] ( listen)) is a municipality and a city in the south of the Netherlands, originally at the confluence of the Dommel
Dommel
and Gender streams.[8] The Gender was dammed short of the city centre in the 1950s and the Dommel
Dommel
still runs through the city. The city has a population of 223,220 in January 2015,[9] making it the fifth-largest municipality of the Netherlands
Netherlands
and the largest in the province of North Brabant. Neighbouring cities and towns include Son en Breugel, Nuenen, Geldrop-Mierlo, Heeze-Leende, Waalre, Veldhoven, Eersel, Oirschot
Oirschot
and Best. The agglomeration has a population of 337,487. The metropolitan area consists of 419,045 inhabitants. The city region has a population of 753,426
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Utrecht
Utrecht
Utrecht
(/ˈjuːtrɛkt/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈytrɛxt] ( listen)) is a city and municipality in the Netherlands, capital and most populous city of the province of Utrecht. It is located in the eastern corner of the Randstad conurbation and is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands
Netherlands
with a population of 345,080 in 2017. Utrecht's ancient city centre features many buildings and structures several dating as far back as the High Middle Ages. It has been the religious centre of the Netherlands
Netherlands
since the 8th century. It lost the status of prince-bishopric but remains the main religious centre in the country
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A2 Motorway (Netherlands)
The A2 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands. It is one of the busiest highways in the Netherlands. The road connects the city of Amsterdam, near the interchange Amstel, with the Belgian border, near Maastricht
Maastricht
(NL) and Liège
Liège
(B), and the Belgian road A25. The route of the A2 motorway is shared with two major European routes. Between its start, at the Interchange Amstel near Amsterdam, and the Interchange Oudenrijn near Utrecht, the E35 follows the A2 motorway. From the Interchange Oudenrijn towards the Belgian border just south of Maastricht, the European route
European route
E25 follows the route of the A2. The local and express lane on A2 has different speed limit
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Motorway
A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated. Common English terms are freeway (in Australia, South Africa
South Africa
and parts of the United States
United States
and Canada), motorway (in the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand
New Zealand
and parts of Australia), expressway (in some parts of Canada, parts of the United States, and many Asian countries), and autoroute (in Québec, Canada). Other similar terms include Interstate and parkway
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Kesteren
Kesteren
Kesteren
(51°56′N 5°34′E / 51.933°N 5.567°E / 51.933; 5.567) is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Neder-Betuwe, and lies about 8 km southwest of Wageningen. Kesteren
Kesteren
was a separate municipality until 2002, when it merged with Dodewaard
Dodewaard
and Echteld. The new municipality was first called "Kesteren", but changed its name to Neder-Betuwe
Neder-Betuwe
in 2003.[1] In 2009, the town of Kesteren
Kesteren
had 5017 inhabitants
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Bridge
A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations
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Railroad
Rail transport
Rail transport
is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks. It is also commonly referred to as train transport. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles run on a prepared flat surface, rail vehicles (rolling stock) are directionally guided by the tracks on which they run. Tracks usually consist of steel rails, installed on ties (sleepers) and ballast, on which the rolling stock, usually fitted with metal wheels, moves
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Oude Maas
 India    NepalStates Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
and Province No. 5Divisions Lucknow
Lucknow
division, Faizabad
Faizabad
division, Devipatan division, Kanpur
Kanpur
division, Allahabad
Allahabad
division Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj
divisionLanguages Awadhi dialect of Hindustani ( Hindi
Hindi
and Urdu)Elevation 100 m (300 ft)Gate of the Lal-Baugh at Faizabad; by Thomas and William Daniell, 1801* (BL).Awadh(Urdu: اوَدھ ‬‎), ( pronunciation (help·info)), known in British historical texts as Avadh or Oudh, is a region in the modern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
(before independence known as the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh) and a small area of Nepal's Province No. 5
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A50 Motorway (Netherlands)
A50, the section of Rijksweg 50 that is constructed as controlled-access highway, is a north–south motorway in the Netherlands, running from Eindhoven
Eindhoven
in the province of North Brabant, northwards passing by the cities of Oss, Nijmegen, Arnhem
Arnhem
and Apeldoorn, to its northern terminus in the province of Gelderland
Gelderland
near the city of Zwolle. The highway is maintained by Rijkswaterstaat.[1]Contents1 Route description 2 History 3 Exit list 4 See also 5 References5.1 Footnotes 5.2 Works cited6 External linksRoute description[edit] It passes the cities of Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Oss, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Apeldoorn
Apeldoorn
and Zwolle. History[edit] During the Second World War
Second World War
the Highway was known as Highway 69
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Oude Rijn (Utrecht And South Holland)
South
South
is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. South is the polar opposite of north and is perpendicular to east and west.Contents1 Etymology 2 Navigation 3 South
South
Pole 4 Geography 5 Other uses 6 References 7 External linksEtymology[edit] The word south comes from Old English
Old English
sūþ, from earlier Proto-Germanic *sunþaz ("south"), possibly related to the same Proto-Indo-European root that the word sun derived from. Navigation[edit] By convention, the bottom side of a map is south, although reversed maps exist that defy this convention.[1] To go south using a compass for navigation, set a bearing or azimuth of 180°
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Nieuwe Maas
The Nieuwe Maas
Nieuwe Maas
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˌniu.ə ˈmaːs], "New Meuse") is a distributary of the Rhine
Rhine
River, and a former distributary of the Maas River, in the Dutch province of South Holland. It runs from the confluence of the rivers Noord and Lek, and flows west through Rotterdam. It ends west of the city where it meets the Oude Maas
Oude Maas
("Old Meuse"), near Vlaardingen, to form Het Scheur. After a few miles, the Scheur continues as the artificial Nieuwe Waterweg. The total length of the Nieuwe Maas
Nieuwe Maas
(excluding the Scheur) is approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi).Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 River crossings 4 ReferencesGeography[edit]Satellite image showing the Nieuwe Maas
Nieuwe Maas
going through Rotterdam
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Vecht (Utrecht)
The Vecht is a Rhine
Rhine
branch in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is sometimes called Utrechtse Vecht to avoid confusion with its Overijssel counterpart. The area along the river is called the Vechtstreek. Geography[edit] The Vecht originates in the city of Utrecht, where the Kromme Rijn stream forks into two branches: the Leidse Rijn/Oude Rijn branch to the west and the Vecht to the north. Originally the Vecht branched off south of the city near the Roman fort Fectio, flowing eastwards around the city, but in the 12th century a northern shortcut was dug out. The Vecht twists and turns north past the towns and villages of Maarssen, Breukelen
Breukelen
and Nigtevecht, crosses the border into the province of North Holland, passes the town of Weesp
Weesp
and discharges into the IJmeer
IJmeer
(Lake IJ, part of the former Zuiderzee) at Muiden
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