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Nissewaard
Nissewaard
Nissewaard
is a municipality in the Netherlands, located on the island of Voorne-Putten, in the south of the province of South Holland
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Netherlands
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
(/ˈnɛðərləndz/ ( listen); Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] ( listen)), also known informally as Holland, is a country in Western Europe
Europe
with a population of seventeen million
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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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Katwijk
Katwijk
Katwijk
( pronunciation (help·info)) is a coastal municipality and town in the province of South Holland, which is situated in the mid-western part of the Netherlands. The Oude Rijn ("Old Rhine") river flows through the town and into the North Sea. Katwijk
Katwijk
is located on the North Sea, northwest of Leiden
Leiden
and 16 km north of The Hague
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Korendijk
Korendijk
Korendijk
listen (population: 11,059 in 2017) is a municipality on the Hoeksche Waard
Hoeksche Waard
Island in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 100.47 km2 (38.79 sq mi) of which 23.21 km2 (8.96 sq mi) is water. With the municipal reorganization of the Hoeksche Waard
Hoeksche Waard
on 1 January 1984, the municipality of Korendijk
Korendijk
was formed out of the former municipalities of Goudswaard, Nieuw-Beijerland, Piershil
Piershil
(location of town hall), Zuid-Beijerland, and the island Tiengemeten
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Krimpen Aan Den IJssel
Krimpen aan den IJssel
Krimpen aan den IJssel
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkrɪmpə(n) aːn dɛn ˈɛisəl] ( listen)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 29,120 in 2017, and covers an area of 8.95 km2 (3.46 sq mi) of which 1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi) is water.Contents1 History 2 Public transport 3 Topography 4 Sister cities 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Krimpen is first mentioned in a document from 1277. Like other hamlets, many different spellings of its name have occurred over time, among which the name Tingenijssel deviated the most from today's spelling. The municipality is on the south shore of the river Hollandse IJssel. For many centuries, the only buildings in Krimpen were farm houses built along the river dike
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Krimpenerwaard
Krimpenerwaard
Krimpenerwaard
is a municipality of the Netherlands. It is a rural area located in the east of the province of South Holland, just south of Gouda and east of the Rotterdam
Rotterdam
conurbation. It is bordered on the north by the river Hollandse IJssel, on the south by the river Lek and on the east by the stream Vlist.[3] Krimpenerwaard
Krimpenerwaard
obtains its name from the town located in its western corner, Krimpen aan den IJssel. ("Krimp" used to mean a bend in a river.) "Waard" is the Dutch word for an interfluvial area between the winter dikes of different river channels (in this case, the Lek and the Hollandse IJssel).[4] There are other such waarden in this area. The Lopikerwaard
Lopikerwaard
lies to the east; the Zuidplaspolder
Zuidplaspolder
to the west
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Lansingerland
Lansingerland
Lansingerland
is the name for the new municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. It was formed on 1 January 2007, by the merger of the municipalities of Berkel en Rodenrijs, Bleiswijk
Bleiswijk
and Bergschenhoek, collectively known as the "B-Triangle". The former municipality of Tempel, abolished in 1855, is also part of Lansingerland. The name was chosen from a competition and derived from the name Lansingh, the height-of-land between the Delfland and Schieland Water Boards, which runs between the "B-Triangle" villages. The choice of name is symbolic: the name of the border that formerly divided the area, now unites it
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Leerdam
Leerdam
Leerdam
(Dutch: [leːrˈdɑm] ( listen); population: 21,030 in 2017) is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 34.42 km2 (13.29 sq mi) of which 0.63 km2 (0.24 sq mi) is water. It comprises the town of Leerdam, the rural villages Kedichem, Schoonrewoerd
Schoonrewoerd
and Oosterwijk. The south border of the town is formed by the river Linge. Leerdam
Leerdam
is the most eastern town of the province of South Holland
South Holland
and is situated almost exactly in the middle of the three highways A2, A15 and A27.Contents1 History 2 Gallery 3 Glass
Glass
industry 4 Public transportation 5 Born in Leerdam 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Leerdam
Leerdam
received city rights in 1407
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Leiden
Leiden
Leiden
(/ˈlaɪdən/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɛi̯də(n)] ( listen); in English and archaic Dutch also Leyden) is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. The municipality of Leiden
Leiden
had a population of 123,856 in August 2017, but the city forms one densely connected agglomeration with its suburbs Oegstgeest, Leiderdorp, Voorschoten
Voorschoten
and Zoeterwoude
Zoeterwoude
with 206,647 inhabitants
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Leiderdorp
Leiderdorp
Leiderdorp
(Dutch pronunciation: [lɛi̯dərˈdɔrp] ( listen)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland
South Holland
near the city of Leiden. It had a population of 27,126 in 2017. The municipality covers an area of 12.28 km2 (4.74 sq mi) of which 0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi) is water. Leiderdorp
Leiderdorp
has now become a suburb of the city of Leiden, although the Oude Rijn (Old Rhine) river and the Zijl river separate the two
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Leidschendam-Voorburg
Leidschendam- Voorburg
Voorburg
([ˈlɛitsə(n)ˌdɑm ˈvoːrbɵrx] ( listen)) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. It had a population of 74,788 in 2017, and covers an area of 35.62 km2 (13.75 sq mi) of which 2.92 km2 (1.13 sq mi) is water.Contents1 Origin 2 Historic town centers 3 Mall of the Netherlands 4 Sister cities 5 Transport5.1 Public transport5.1.1 Railway 5.1.2 Light rail 5.1.3 Bus and tram5.2 Roads 5.3 Cycle paths6 References 7 External linksOrigin[edit] The municipality of Leidschendam- Voorburg
Voorburg
is the result of merging the municipalities Leidschendam
Leidschendam
and Voorburg
Voorburg
in 2002. It consists of the two towns Leidschendam
Leidschendam
and Voorburg, which grew towards each other in the first half of the 20th century
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Lisse
Lisse
Lisse
( pronunciation (help·info)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 16.05 km2 (6.20 sq mi) of which 0.36 km2 (0.14 sq mi) is water. Its population was 22,743 in 2017. Located within the municipal boundary is also the community De Engel.Contents1 History 2 Floriculture centre 3 Tourism and attractions3.1 Sports4 Notable people born in Lisse 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]Church:Sint-AgathakerkWindmill in Lisse.The history of Lisse
Lisse
is closely related and similar to the neighboring towns of Hillegom
Hillegom
and Sassenheim
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Midden-Delfland
Midden-Delfland
Midden-Delfland
( pronunciation (help·info)) is a municipality (gemeente) in the Westland region in the province of South Holland
South Holland
in the Netherlands
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Maassluis
Maassluis
Maassluis
([maːˈslœy̯s] ( listen)) is a city in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 32,493 in 2017 and covers 10.12 km2 (3.91 sq mi) of which 1.63 km2 (0.63 sq mi) water. It received city rights in 1811. It was the setting for Spetters, filmed by director Paul Verhoeven in 1980.Contents1 History1.1 Jewish history2 Economy 3 People born in Maassluis 4 Image gallery 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Maassluis
Maassluis
in 1867. Maassluis
Maassluis
was founded circa 1340 as a settlement next to a lock (in Dutch: sluis) in the sea barrier between the North Sea
North Sea
and Rotterdam. Originally Maeslandsluys, it was part of Maesland. In 1489 the settlement was sacked
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Molenwaard
Molenwaard
Molenwaard
[6] is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the southeastern part of the province of South Holland, and the northwestern part of the region of Alblasserwaard. It has been the result of a merger of the municipalities of Graafstroom, Liesveld, and Nieuw-Lekkerland
Nieuw-Lekkerland
on 1 January 2013. Molenwaard
Molenwaard
has about 29,000 inhabitants and an area of about 126 km2 (49 sq mi). Biggest places are Bleskensgraaf, Groot-Ammers, and Nieuw-Lekkerland. The municipality of Molenwaard
Molenwaard
lies about 1.5 m below sea level. It is bordered by the Lek river in the north and the Noord river in the west (just a small part)
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