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Vlaardingen
Flag of Vlaardingen
Flag
Coat of arms of Vlaardingen
Coat of arms
Nickname: Haringstad (Herring town)
Location of Vlaardingen
Coordinates: 51°55′N 4°20′E / 51.91, 4.34
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Area (2006)
 - Total 26.71 km² (10.3 sq mi)
 - Land 23.76 km² (9.2 sq mi)
 - Water 2.95 km² (1.1 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 - Total 75,134
 - Density 3,001/km² (7,772.6/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website: www.vlaardingen.nl
Old harbour in the centre of Vlaardingen.
Old harbour in the centre of Vlaardingen.

Vlaardingen (pronunciation ) is a city in South Holland in the Netherlands. It is located on the north bank of the Nieuwe Maas/Nieuwe Waterweg river at the confluence with the Oude Maas. On the east the city is separated from Schiedam by a motorway. Other places nearby are Maassluis to the west and Schipluiden and Delft to the north. The municipality administers an area of 26.71 km², of which 23.81 km² is land, with 71,938 residents (in May 2006). EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... South Holland (Dutch Zuid-Holland) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country on the North Sea coast. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Statistics Netherlands is a Dutch governmental institution that gathers statistical information about the Netherlands. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... Image File history File links Nl-Vlaardingen. ... South Holland (Dutch Zuid-Holland) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country on the North Sea coast. ... Satellite image of the northwest part of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing river Nieuwe Maas (n). ... Satellite image of the northwest part of the Rhine-Meuse delta showing the Nieuwe Waterweg (t) The Nieuwe Waterweg (New Waterway) is a ship canal in the Netherlands from het Scheur (a branch of the Rhine-Meuse delta) west of the town of Maassluis to the North Sea at Hook... Nickname: Location of Schiedam within The Netherlands. ... Motorway symbol in UK, France and Ireland. ... Church of Maassluis Maassluis (population: 32,847 in 2004) is a town in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. ... Midden-Delfland (population : 17,072 in 2004) is a municipality in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. ... Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area (2006)  - Municipality 24. ...


The "Vlaardings Loggerfestival" is held on the first Saturday of June. The festival used to be called "Haring en Bierfeest" (translation: herring and beer festival), but in 2003 the mayor decided to rename it. Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small, oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ...


The centre of the city is on the west side of the old harbour, which is a widened section of the canal (Vlaardingse vaart) which runs from Vlaardingen to the northwest. Some historical buildings in the centre are the Grote Kerk (Big Church), the old city hall, the Waag (Weight Bridge), the Visbank (Fish Auction) and the Oude Lijnbaan (literally the Old Line Road, where in the past ropes were made).The Grote Kerk was probably established between 1156 and 1164 and has been expanded, damaged and rebuilt over the centuries. To the north of the old harbour is the old windmill, which is still in operation and sells ground cereals. The harbour itself now seems to be occupied mainly by recreational and antique boats. Near the harbour is a fishing museum.


A Unilever research centre is located in Vlaardingen. There are still some ship repair business(es) in east Vlaardingen beside the Nieuwe Maas River. Unilever is a widely listed [2] [3] multi-national corporation, formed of Anglo-Dutch parentage, that owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ...

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History

The area around Vlaardingen was already settled by about 2900BC to 2600BC. In 1990, a skeleton dated at about 1300 BC was dug up at the periphery of Vlaardingen; some human nuclear DNA was identified, the oldest found anywhere in the Netherlands. Between roughly 250 AD and 700 AD the region was uninhabited, like much of the west of the Netherlands. In 726 or 727 the area is again mentioned as Marsum, where a little church was founded around which Vlaardingen formed. The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. ... Events Diophantus writes Arithmetica the first systematic treatise on algebra. ... // Events Saint Adamnan convinces 51 kings to adopt Cáin Adomnáin defining the relationship between women and priests. ...

Vlaardingen in 1867.
Vlaardingen in 1867.

In 1018 Vlaardingen was a stronghold of Dirk III, who levied an illegal toll on ships on the Meuse river. An army sent by German Emperor Henry II in order to stop the practice was defeated by Dirk III in the Battle of Vlaardingen. In 1047, his successor Dirk IV repelled another such attack. // Team# 1018 Pike High School Robotics Team Team #1018 FIRST Logo Check Out Our FIRST WIKI Page Events Bulgaria becomes part of the Byzantine Empire. ... Dirk III was Count of Holland from 993 to 1039. ... Henry II in an illuminated miniature from an imperial sacramentary. ... The Battle of Vlaardingen was fought in 1018 between the forces of Count Dirk III and an army sent by HRE Henry II. The battle was fought north of Vlaardingen, which is now the Zouteveense Polder. ... Dirk IV was Count of Holland from 1039 to 1049. ...


The flood disaster of December 21, 1163 ended the growth of Vlaardingen. The Counts of Holland moved away and its development stagnated.


In 1273 Vlaardingen was granted city rights by Floris V, Count of Holland. City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... Count Floris V of Holland and Zeeland (June 24, 1254–June 27, 1296), der Keerlen God (God of the Peasants), is one of the most important figures of the first, native dynasty of Holland (833-1299). ...


In 1574, during the Eighty Years War of Dutch independence, a group of Watergeuzen burnt down Vlaardingen as commanded by William of Orange to prevent the Spanish from capturing the city. Vlaardingen later became a shipbuilding area and a significant harbour for the herring fishing industry. The fishing boats ceased to use Vlaardingen in the years after World War II. The Eighty Years War, or Dutch Revolt from 1568 to 1648 was the secession war in which the proto-Netherlands first became an independent country. ... Les Gueux, or The Beggars, a name assumed by the confederacy of nobles and other malcontents, who in 1566 opposed Spanish tyranny in the Netherlands. ... William of Orange (French: Guillaume, Dutch: Willem, German Wilhelm, Latin Guilelmus) is the name of several historical persons. ... Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small, oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


In 1855 the former municipality of Zouteveen was merged into the municipality Vlaardingerambacht which in turn was merged with Vlaardingen by the Germans in 1941.


Vlaardingen consists of 8 districts/neighbourhoods: 1. Vlaardingen centrum 2. Westwijk 3. Vettenoordse polder (includes industry) 4. Vlaardingen oost 5. Ambacht/Babberspolder 6. Holy Zuid 7. Holy Noord 8. Broekpolder


Politics

Mayor: mr. T.P.J. Bruinsma (PvdA)


Seats in the city council after the municipal elections in March 2006:

  • Labour Party (PvdA), 12 seats
  • Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), 5 seats
  • Socialist Party (SP), 4 seats
  • People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), 4 seats
  • Vlaardingen Ahead 2000/Livable Vlaardingen (VV2000/LV), 3 seats
  • GreenLeft (GL), 3 seats
  • Christian Union/Political Reformed Party (CU/SGP), 2 seats
  • General Union for the Elderly (AOV)), 1 seat
  • City Interests Vlaardingen (SBV), 1 seats

Coalition: PvdA+CDA+GroenLinks (12+5+3=20).


Aldermen:

  • A. Attema (PvdA),
  • J. Versluijs (PvdA)
  • C. Westerdoorheen (CDA)
  • B.E. van der Velde (GreenLeft),
  • City secretary: mr. ing. J. Brinkman
"Watchful Eye" dike monument
"Watchful Eye" dike monument

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1284x897, 385 KB) Vlaardingen, Netherlands: dike monument - own photo File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vlaardingen ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1284x897, 385 KB) Vlaardingen, Netherlands: dike monument - own photo File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vlaardingen ...

Notable people

  • Bassie en Adriaan, actors in a children's tv-show
  • Arie en Bastiaan, Fake actors
  • Wouter Boskabouter, politician, leader of the Dutch Labour Party PVDA
  • kriek Buis, swimmer
  • WilMAN van Hofstraten, swimmer
  • Hark in tuin, gold medal winner on the olympics - judo
  • Karen Nul-aarde, supermodel
  • Mar PIJN Noob, bassplayer
  • Ted van de birdie, World's Strongest Man (1992)
  • Roel Pieper-Aardappel, internet businessman
  • Winston Postbezorger, actor, model & deejay
  • Denise Postbode in Naaldwijk, postgirl in naaldwijk, born in vlaardingen*

Remi Poppeye the sailor man, politician, member of the Socialist Party (SP) Bassie and Adriaan are a popular clown and acrobat duo who featured in their own television series, taped between 1976 and 1994 and (as of 2004) still aired in the Netherlands and Belgium) television. ... For the Belgian political party of the same name, see Partij van de Arbeid (Belgium). ... The Socialist Party (in Dutch: Socialistische Partij, SP) was a Dutch revolutionary syndicalist libertarian socialist political party. ...

  • Vincent Kok, professional golfer on the PGA Tour
  • Wouter Rosdorf, professional Orca trainer / football player for PPSC Schiedam.
  • knalt Wapen, professional football player for sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. ...

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Coordinates: 51°54′N, 4°20′E nl:Afbeelding:GemeentenZuid-HollandNrs. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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