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Zaandam in the municipality of Zaanstad.

Zaandam (52°26′N 4°50′E) is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is the main city of the municipality of Zaanstad, and received city rights in 1811. It is located on the Zaan, close to the North Sea Canal. Image File history File links LocatieZaanstad. ... Image File history File links Map_NL_-_Zaanstad_-_Zaandam. ... Capital Haarlem Queens Commissioner Mr. ... Image:Http://www. ... City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The river Zaan at the Zaanse Schans. ... The canal near Velsen Map showing the canal. ...


The first European McDonald's restaurant opened in 1971 in Zaandam. Rave culture in the Netherlands began in Zaandam. McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... This article is about a form of party. ...


The statistical district "Zaandam", which covers the village and the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 71780.[1]


Zaandam was a separate municipality until 1974, when it became a part of the new municipality of Zaanstad.[2]


Notable people born in Zaandam

Anton Mauve (1838-1888) was a Dutch realist painter whose work very early on influenced Vincent van Gogh. ... Kees Bruynzeel (1900 - 1980) was a Dutch businessman, timber merchant and yachtsman who owned and operated a company Bruply Doors, including a factory at Stellenbosch in South Africa. ... Adrianus Wilhelmus (Arie) Smit (born April 15, 1916, Zaandam), is a Dutch-born Indonesian painter living on Bali. ... Han Bennink (born April 17, 1942) is a Dutch jazz drummer, clarinetist and percussionist. ... Nicholaas (Johnny) Rep (born November 25, 1951 in Zaandam, Noord-Holland) is a former Dutch football striker. ... Erwin Koeman (born September 20, 1961 in Zaandam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... Ronald Koeman (born March 21, 1963 in Zaandam) is a former Dutch football defender and current manager of PSV Eindhoven. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

References

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 [1]. As of January 1, 2005.
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [2]

January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Map of the former municipality in 1868
The river Zaan
The river Zaan

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