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About the city


Rotterdam is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland.

The second city of the Netherlands, and one of the largest seaports in the world.

Rotterdam is located in the province of South Holland, and the population of the city, according to the 2013 census, was about 618 thousand people, and the number of the civil agglomeration of Greater Rotterdam (the city and its suburbs) was 1.3 million people.

The city was nothing but a dam built in the year 1270 AD on the Rota River and named for this dam.

The city has grown to become one of the most prominent commercial gatherings in the world, and because of its strategic location in the Rhine-Moise-Scheldt delta on the North Sea and in the heart of a large transportation center of railways, roads, aviation and sea transportation that all extend to the European depth, Rotterdam is often called the "Gateway to Europe".

Rotterdam is known for its unique architecture.

It is also distinguished by its "Erasmus University".

It is also distinguished by its distinguished maritime heritage, as the city's port constitutes its beating heart and its main economic artery, as it was considered, between 1962 and 2004, the busiest port in the world, before it was overtaken by the port of Shanghai.

Rotterdam is one of the world's major business hubs. It is one of the most important gates between Eastern and Western Europe.