The village of Overschie was located on the intersection of four rivers called "Schie": the Delftsche Schie, Schiedamsche Schie, Delfshavensche Schie, and Rotterdamsche Schie. It was a separate municipality between 1817 and 1941, when it merged with Rotterdam. Immediately after the Second World War, the construction of a large suburb was begun southeast of the village.
"Overschie" is now also the name of a deelgemeente (borough) of the city of Rotterdam, covering the former village, the neighborhood Overschie, Zestienhoven (which also holds the Rotterdam The Hague Airport), and the countryside to the north including the hamlet Zweth.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
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