Skyline of the city center
Coat of arms
R. van Gijzel (PvdA)
88.84 km2 (34.3 sq mi)
87.75 km2 (33.9 sq mi)
1.09 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population (30 November, 2008)
2,377/km2 (6,156.4/sq mi)
Source: CBS, Statline.
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Eindhoven ( pronunciation ) is a municipal-
ity and a city located in the province of
Noord-Brabant in the south of the Nether-
lands, originally at the confluence of the
People of Eindhoven (during World War II)
watching Allied forces entering the city fol-
lowing its liberation from Axis forces on 19
The Evoluon conference center.
Dommel and Gender streams. The Gender
was dammed off in the post-war years, but
the Dommel still runs through the city.
Neighbouring cities and towns include
Son en Breugel, Nuenen, Geldrop-Mierlo,
Heeze-Leende, Waalre, Veldhoven, Eersel,
Oirschot and Best. The agglomeration has
some 440,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan
area (which includes Helmond) has nearly
750,000 inhabitants. Also, Eindhoven is part
of Brabant Stad, a metropolitan area with
more than 2 million inhabitants.
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The Regent (right) and Admirant (centre)
apartment buildings, with the south wing of
the Witte Dame multifunctional centre (left).
The Effenaar music venue.
The written history of Eindhoven started in
1232, when Duke Hendrik I of Brabant gran-
ted city rights to Endehoven, then a small
town right on the confluence of the Dommel
and Gender streams. The city’s name trans-
lates literally as "End Yards", reflecting its
position at the southern end of Woensel. At
the time of granting of its charter, Eindhoven
had approximately 170 houses enclosed by a
rampart. Just outside of the city walls stood a
small castle. The city was also granted the