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Rotterdam
Ceety an Municipality
Rotterdam skyline bi nicht wi the Erasmus Brig (left) athort the Nieuwe Maas in 2012

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Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Rotown, Roffa, Rotjeknor
Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stranger through struggle)
Heichlichtit poseetion o Rotterdam in a municipal cairt o Sooth Holland
Location in Sooth Holland
Coordinates: 51°55′N 4°30′E / 51.917°N 4.500°E / 51.917; 4.500Coordinates: 51°55′N 4°30′E / 51.917°N 4.500°E / 51.917; 4.500
Kintra Netherlands
Province Sooth Holland
Boroughs
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb (PvdA)
 • Aldermen
Area[2][3]
 • Municipality 325.79 km2 (125.79 sq mi)
 • Land 208.80 km2 (80.62 sq mi)
 • Water 116.99 km2 (45.17 sq mi)
 • Randstad 3,043 km2 (1,175 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (Municipality, November 2013; Urban an Metro, November 2013; Randstad, 2011)[3][5][6][7]
 • Municipality 618,279
 • Density 2,961/km2 (7,670/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,012,809
 • Metro 1,178,811
 • Metropolitan region 2,261,844
 • Randstad 6,979,500
Demonym Rotterdammer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3000–3099
Aurie code 010
Website www.rotterdam.nl

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]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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