Eindhoven (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛintˌɦoːvə(n)] ( listen)) is a municipality an a ceety locatit in the province o North Brabant in the sooth o the Netherlands, oreeginally at the confluence o the Dommel and Gender streams. The Gender wis dammed aff short o the ceety centre in the 1950s, but the Dommel still runs through the ceety. The ceety coonts 213,809 inhabitants (1 Januar 2010), which makes it the fift-lairgest ceety o the Netherlands an the biggest o North-Brabant.
Neighbourin ceeties an touns include Son en Breugel, Nuenen, Geldrop-Mierlo, Heeze-Leende, Waalre, Veldhoven, Eersel, Oirschot an Best. The agglomeration haes some 440,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan aurie (which includes Helmond) haes nearly 750,000 inhabitants. An aa, Eindhoven is pairt o Brabant Stad, a combined metropolitan aurie wi mair than 2 million inhabitants.
Twin touns – sister ceeties
Eindhoven is twinned wi: