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Rotterdam (pronounced /ˈrɒtərdæm/; Dutch [ˌrɔtərˈdɑm] ( listen)) is the seicont-lairgest ceety in the Netherlands an the lairgest port in Europe. Stairtin as a dam on the Rotte river, Rotterdam haes grown intae a major internaitional commercial centre. Its strategic location at the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta on the North Sea an at the hert o a massive rail, road, air an inland watterwey distribution seestem extendin throughoot Europe means that Rotterdam can richtly be cried the gatewey tae Europe.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rotterdam haes the follaein ceety an port connections throughoot the warld:

  • 14 sister ceeties
  • 13 pairtner ceeties
  • 4 sister ports

The Breetish baund The Beautiful South recordit a sang named efter this region.

Twin touns – sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rotterdam is twinned wi:

Pairtner ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sister ports[eedit | eedit soorce]

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