Haarlemmermeer [ˌɦaː.rlɛ.mər.ˈmɪːr] ( listen) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province o North Holland. It is a polder, consistin o land reclaimed frae watter, an the name Haarlemmermeer means Haarlem's Lake, still referrin tae the body o watter frae which the region wis reclaimed in the 19t century.

Haarlemmermeer
Municipality
Beursplein in Hoofddorp
Beursplein in Hoofddorp
Banner o Haarlemmermeer
Banner
Coat of airms o Haarlemmermeer
Coat airms
Location of Haarlemmermeer
Coordinates: 52°18′N 4°42′E / 52.30°N 4.70°E / 52.30; 4.70
KintraNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
Govrenment
Area
(2006)
 • Total185.28 km2 (71.54 sq mi)
 • Laund179.76 km2 (69.41 sq mi)
 • Water5.52 km2 (2.13 sq mi)
Population
 (1 Januar 2007)
 • Total138,392
 • Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 Soorce: CBS[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.haarlemmermeer.nl

Its main toun is Hoofddorp. It is ane o the lairgest touns (pop. 70,030) in the Netherlands whose name is nae uised as the name o a municipality. This toun, thegither wi the rapidly growin touns o Nieuw-Vennep an Badhoevedorp, furms pairt o the Randstad agglomeration. The Netherlands' main internaitional airport Schiphol is locatit in Haarlemmermeer.

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — sister ceetiesEedit

The follaein ceeties hae a sister ceety relationship wi the Haarlemmermeer municipality:

Tae honour the relationship, twa structures in Hoofddorp are named efter the sister ceeties: The Cebu Citybridge an the Hódmezővásárhely fountain.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "statline.cbs.nl". statline.cbs.nl. Retrieved 27 September 2013.