|— Municipality —|
|• Total||31.92 km2 (12.32 sq mi)|
|• Land||31.72 km2 (12.25 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.20 km2 (0.08 sq mi)|
|Population (30 December 2009)|
|• Density||1,356/km2 (3,510/sq mi)|
|Source: CBS, Statline.|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The modern town of Veldhoven is an agglomeration of formerly rural villages that in the twentieth century grew together to form one large suburban area catering to Eindhoven commuter needs. The villages are Veldhoven proper to the southwest, Meerveldhoven to the southeast, and Zeelst to the northeast. A new city center was constructed between Zeelst and Veldhoven.
Veldhoven is home to the headquarters of the manufacturer of high-tech (semiconductor) lithography equipment ASML. ASML occupies the highest building (83 meters) in Veldhoven. The municipality features a large industrial and office area along the Gender, which also includes the second-largest hospital in the Eindhoven urban region, Máxima Medisch Centrum.
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