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    Rotterdam is the 2nd-largest city by population in the Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland in the west of the country. The city, which had a population of 584,046 on 1 January 2007, comprises the southern part of the Randstad, the 6th-largest metropolitan area in Europe, with a population of 6.7 million inhabitants.

    The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and was the world's busiest port from 1962 to 2004, until it was overtaken by Shanghai. Rotterdam is situated on the banks of the river Nieuwe Maas ('New Meuse'), one of the channels in the delta formed by the Rhine and Meuse rivers. The name Rotterdam derives from a dam in the Rotte river.

    On 1 January 2007 (source: Statistics Netherlands), the municipality covered an area of 319 km² (206.44 km² of which is land) with a population of 584,046. It is part of a larger metropolitan area called Rijnmond ('Mouth of the Rhine') with a total population of about 1.2 million. In 1965, the municipal population of Rotterdam reached its peak of 731,000, but by 1984 it had decreased to 555,000 as a result of suburbanization.

    Rotterdam consists of 11 submunicipalities: Charlois (including Heijplaat), Delfshaven, Feijenoord, Hillegersberg-Schiebroek, Hoek van Holland, Hoogvliet, IJsselmonde, Kralingen-Crooswijk, Noord, Overschie, and Prins Alexander (the most populous submunicipality with around 85,000 inhabitants). Two other areas, Centrum ('Center') and Pernis, do not have official submunicipality status.

    As partly mentioned above already, Rotterdam is situated in the Zuidvleugel ('South Wing') of the Randstad ('Rim City') conurbation, with 6.7 million inhabitants, the sixth largest metropolitan area in Europe (after Moscow, London, the Ruhr Area, Istanbul, and Paris). The Zuidvleugel includes Leiden, The Hague, Zoetermeer, Delft, Vlaardingen, Schiedam, Capelle aan den IJssel, Spijkenisse and Dordrecht, and has a population of around 3 million.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotterdam

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    1. AnneliesW 54 months ago

      Schitterende plaat!!
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    2. AnneliesW 54 months ago

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    3. Davide Cherubini 54 months ago

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    4. SammyMakesThePicture 54 months ago

      Wow echt super gaaf ;)

    5. gabbry08 53 months ago

      I'm one of the xxxx etc.... But this shot is wonderful.....

    6. tysonwilliams.com 53 months ago

      Bravo - well done!

    7. Stema Photography 52 months ago

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    8. Rotterdam.nl 50 months ago

      Nog een waanzinnige plaat! Ik wil je vragen deze ook toe te voegen aan de group www.flickr.com/groups/1397493@N22/. Als je dit doet kunnen we jouw foto wellicht gebruiken op het nieuwe www.rotterdam.nl.

    9. Sam ♑ 49 months ago

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    10. >nano< 48 months ago

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    11. aruitenberg 46 months ago

      thumbs up!!!!

    12. [ricardo fonseca] 45 months ago

      WOW! Great shot. Great compo. Nice tones. Well done :)

    13. Berend010 [deleted] 44 months ago

      Mooie foto:D

    14. AnneliesW 26 months ago

      Hierbij nodig ik je uit om deze prachtige foto te posten in de groep Nederland op z'n mooist
      't Lijkt het me geweldig om de meest bijzondere en kwalitatief goeie foto's van/in Nederland bij elkaar te zien in deze groep.

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