Zaandam

(from the article `Noord-Holland`) ...There are cattle and cheese markets at Purmerend and Alkmaar. The province`s economy is centred on Amsterdam, the chief commercial centre, and the ... ...along the Zaan River near its junction with the North Sea Canal. An industrial area 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Amsterdam, Zaanstad was created ....
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Zaandam

Zaandam (zändäm') , municipality (1991 est. pop. 130,000), North Holland prov., W Netherlands, near Amsterdam. Manufactures include food products, chemicals, lumber, and machinery. Peter I of Russia stayed at Zaandam in 1697 to learn shipbuilding, which was then a flourishing industry ...
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Zaandam

Zaandam (zaːndɑm) is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is the main city of the municipality of Zaanstad, and received city rights in 1811. It is located on the Zaan, close to the North Sea Canal, and is close to Amsterdam. The statistical district Zaandam, which covers the city and the surrounding countryside, has a...
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