Place:Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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NameHaarlem
Alt namesHarlemsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 365
TypeCity
Coordinates52.383°N 4.633°E
Located inNoord-Holland, Netherlands     (800 - )
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Haarlem (; formerly known as Harlem in the English language) is a city and municipality in the Netherlands. It is the capital of the province of North Holland and is situated at the northern edge of the Randstad, one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. The population of Haarlem was 153,123 at the end of 2012.[1]

Haarlem was granted city status or stadsrechten in 1245, although the first city walls were not built until 1270. The modern city encompasses the former municipality of Schoten as well as parts that previously belonged to Bloemendaal and Heemstede. Apart from the city, the municipality of Haarlem also includes the western part of the village of Spaarndam. Newer sections of Spaarndam lie within the neighbouring municipality of Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude.

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