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Haarlem

Haarlem
Administration
Full nameHaarlem
Official nameHaarlem
Settlement typeMunicipality / City
MottoVicit vim virtus (Latin for Virtue conquered force)
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland North Holland
Government
Mayormr. B.B. Schneiders
Geography
Total Area12.4 sq mi (32.09 km2)
Land Area11.3 sq mi (29.24 km2)
Water Area1.1 sq mi (2.85 km2)
Demography
Total Population150611 (31 December 2010)
Density (pop.)5151/km2 (13341.1/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

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Haarlem (-nlˈɦaːrlɛm-395_Haarlem, in the past usually Harlem in English, is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands. It is the capital of the province of North Holland, the northern half of Holland, which at one time was the most powerful of the seven provinces of the Dutch Republic. Haarlem lies in the northern part of the Randstad, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Europe.

By the end of 2010 Haarlem had a total population of 150,611. The municipality of Haarlem also comprises part of the village of Spaarndam, a newer housing estate of this village forms part of the neighboring municipality of Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude.


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