Eindhoven is a municipality and a city in the south of the Netherlands, formerly at the confluence of the Dommel and Gender streams. The Gender was dammed short of the city centre in the 1950s, and the Dommel still runs through the city. The city’s population is of 223,220 making it the fifth-largest municipality of the Netherlands and the province of North Brabant.
Neighbouring cities and towns include Son en Breugel, Nuenen, Geldrop-Mierlo, Heeze-Leende, Waalre, Veldhoven, Eersel, Oirschot and Best. The agglomeration has a population of 337,487. The metropolitan area consists of 419,045 inhabitants. The city region has a population of 753,426. Also, Eindhoven located in the Brabantse Stedenrij, a combined metropolitan area with about 2 million inhabitants. The name Eindhoven derives from the contraction of the regional words end (meaning “last” or “end”) and hove (or however, a section of some 14 hectares of land). Toponymical, and occurs commonly as a prefix and postfix in local place- and street names. A “hove” comprised a parcel of land which a local lord might lease to private persons (such as farmers). Given that a string of such parcels existed around Woensel, the name Eindhoven may have originated with the meaning “last hoves on the land of Woensel”.
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