Amsterdam metropolitan area

The Amsterdam metropolitan area (Dutch: Metropoolregio Amsterdam) is the city region around the city of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It lies in the Noordvleugel (English: "North Wing") of the larger polycentric Randstad metropolitan area and encompasses the city of Amsterdam, the provinces of North Holland and Flevoland, as well as 36 further municipalities within the two provinces,[4] with a total population of over 2.4 million inhabitants.

Greater Amsterdam

Metropoolregio Amsterdam
Metropolitan Region Amsterdam
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From top down, left to right: Amsterdam,
Zaanse Schans, Haarlem and Schiphol
Flag of Greater Amsterdam
Flag
Coat of arms of Greater Amsterdam
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig (Valiant, Steadfast, Compassionate)
Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 4°54′00″E / 52.366667°N 4.9°E / 52.366667; 4.9Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 4°54′00″E / 52.366667°N 4.9°E / 52.366667; 4.9
Country Netherlands
Provinces North Holland
 Flevoland
Largest cities Amsterdam
 Almere
 Haarlem
Other municipalitiesZaanstad, Haarlemmermeer, Hilversum, Amstelveen, Purmerend, Lelystad, Velsen, Gooise Meren, Huizen, Beverwijk, Heemskerk, Aalsmeer
Area
 • Metropolitan region2,580.26 km2 (996.24 sq mi)
 • Urban1,140.2 km2 (440.2 sq mi)
 • Agglomeration[b]448.44 km2 (173.14 sq mi)
 • Municipality[c]219.32 km2 (84.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Metropolitan region2,480,394
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,575,263
 • Urban density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
 • Agglomeration
1,112,165
 • Agglomeration density2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
 • Municipality
813,562
 • Municipality density3,700/km2 (9,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Amsterdammer
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)020, 036, 023, 075, 0252, 0297, 0299, 0320, 0294, 035, 0251,
GeoTLD.amsterdam
Websitewww.metropoolregioamsterdam.nl

The administrative responsibility for the Amsterdam metropolitan area lies with the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area Central Administration (BKG).

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See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Amsterdam Urban Region (SG)[1]
    Municipalities: Amsterdam · Almere · Zaanstad · Haarlemmermeer · Amstelveen · Purmerend · Diemen · Waterland · Wormerland · Ouder-Amstel · Landsmeer · Oostzaan · Muiden · Zeevang
  2. ^ Amsterdam Agglomeration (GA)[2]
    Municipalities: Amsterdam · Zaanstad · Amstelveen · Diemen · Wormerland · Landsmeer · Oostzaan
  3. ^ Municipality of Amsterdam[3]
    Boroughs: Amsterdam-Centrum · Amsterdam-Noord · Amsterdam Nieuw-West · Amsterdam-Oost · Amsterdam-West · Amsterdam Westpoort · Amsterdam-Zuid · Amsterdam-Zuidoost

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amsterdam (SG)". CBS. 2014. Stadsgewest Amsterdam
  2. ^ "Amsterdam (GA)". CBS. 2014. Grootstedelijke Agglomeratie Amsterdam
  3. ^ "Amsterdam". CBS. 2014. Gemeente Amsterdam
  4. ^ Official Website, accessed January 2018.

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