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Eindhoven

Administration
Full nameEindhoven
Official nameEindhoven
Settlement typeMunicipality/City
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Government
MayorRob van Gijzel
Geography
Total Area34.3 sq mi (88.84 km2)
Land Area33.9 sq mi (87.75 km2)
Water Area0.4 sq mi (1.09 km2)
Demography
Total Population213809 (01 January 2010)
Density (pop.)2407/km2 (6234.1/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)440353
Metro (pop.)775345
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

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Eindhoven (-nlˈɛintˌɦoːvə(n)-189 Eindhoven is a municipality and a city located in the province of North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands, originally at the confluence of the Dommel and Gender streams. The Gender was dammed off short of the city centre in the 1950s, but the Dommel still runs through the city. The city counts 213,809 inhabitants (1 January 2010), which makes it the fifth-largest city of the Netherlands and the biggest of North-Brabant.

Neighbouring cities and towns include Son en Breugel, Nuenen, Geldrop-Mierlo, Heeze-Leende, Waalre, Veldhoven, Eersel, Oirschot and Best. The agglomeration has some 440,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area (which includes Helmond) has nearly 750,000 inhabitants. Also, Eindhoven is part of Brabant Stad, a combined metropolitan area with more than 2 million inhabitants.


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