Breda (Dutch pronunciation: [bre.ˈdaː] ( listen)) is a municipality an a ceety in the soothren pairt o the Netherlands. The name Breda derived frae brede Aa ('broad Aa') an refers tae the confluence o the rivers Mark an Aa. As a fortified ceety, the ceety wis a strategic military an poleetical significance. Awtho a direct Fiefdom o the Holy Roman Emperor, the ceety obtained a municipal chairter; the acquisition o Breda, throu marriage bi the hoose o Nassau ensured that Breda wad be at the centre o poleetical an social life in the Law Kintras.

Breda's urban aurie is hame tae an estimatit 316,000 fowk (2008).

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  1. "Wrocław Official Website – Partnership Cities of Wrocław".         (in English, German, French and Polish) © 2007 Wrocław Municipality. Retrieved 23 October 2008.

Coordinates: 51°35′20″N 4°46′33″E / 51.5889°N 4.7758°E / 51.5889; 4.7758