Place:Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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NameZuid-Holland
Alt namesSouth Holland
Zuid Hollandsource: Times Atlas of the World (1988)
Zuid-Hollandsource: Wikipedia
Zuidhollandsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-232
ZHsource: Abbreviation
TypeProvincie
Coordinates52°N 4.5°E
Located inNetherlands     (1840 - )
Contained Places
Unknown
De Aa
Dijkshoorn
Gemeente
's-Gravenhage ( 1200 - )
Alblasserdam
Albrandswaard ( 1985 - )
Alphen aan den Rijn
Barendrecht ( 1905 - )
Bergambacht
Bernisse ( 1980 - )
Binnenmaas ( 1984 - )
Bodegraven-Reeuwijk ( 2011 - )
Boskoop
Brielle
Capelle aan den IJssel
Cromstrijen ( 1984 - )
Delft ( 500 - )
Dordrecht ( 800 - )
Giessenlanden ( 1986 - )
Goeree-Overflakkee ( 2013 - )
Gorinchem
Gouda ( 1812 - )
Hardinxveld-Giessendam ( 1957 - )
Hellevoetsluis ( 1812 - )
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht
Hillegom ( 1811 - )
Kaag en Braassem ( 2009 - )
Katwijk ( 1811 - )
Korendijk ( 1984 - )
Krimpen aan den IJssel ( 1817 - )
Lansingerland ( 2007 - )
Leerdam ( 1811 - )
Leiden
Leidschendam-Voorburg ( 2002 - )
Lisse
Maassluis
Midden-Delfland ( 2004 - )
Molenwaard ( 2013 - )
Nieuwkoop
Noordwijk
Noordwijkerhout
Oud-Beijerland
Oudewater ( - 1970 )
Papendrecht
Ridderkerk
Rijnwoude ( 1991 - )
Rijswijk ( 1812 - )
Rotterdam ( 1250 - )
Schiedam ( 1000 - )
Schoonhoven ( 1814 - )
Sliedrecht ( 1818 - )
Spijkenisse
Strijen
Teylingen ( 2006 - )
Vianen ( - 2002 )
Vlaardingen ( 800 - )
Vlist
Waddinxveen ( 1870 - )
Wassenaar
Westland ( 2004 - )
Westvoorne
Woerden ( 1814 - 1989 )
Zederik ( 1986 - )
Zoetermeer
Zoeterwoude
Zwijndrecht
General region
Alblasserwaard
Delfland
Het Westland
Hoekse Waard
Krimpenerwaard
Lopikerwaard
Putten
Rijnland
Schieland
Vijfheerenlanden
Voorne
Inhabited place
Achthuizen
Berkel
Crooswijk
Giessen-Oudekerk
Heicop
Honselersdijk
Kinderdijk
Leiderdorp
Moordrecht
Oegstgeest
Poeldijk
Rijksdorp
Rijnsburg
Voorschoten
Weerenstein
Unknown
's-Heer-Aartsberg
't-Nieuwe Veen
Achterland
Achthoven
Akkersdijk
Ammers-Graveland
Autena
Babberspolder
Bekenes
Benthorn
Biesland
Bloemendaal
Boekhorst
Bolgarijen
Broek cum annexis
Broekhuizen
De Bree
De Kwak
De Meije
De Stompert
Deifelsbroek
Den Hem
Diefelsbroek
Diemerbroek
Dorp
Dorp-Ambacht
Dortmond
Esselijkerwoude-en-Heer-Jacobswoude
Friezekoop
Gelkenes
Gijbeland
Gnephoek
Gouderak
Graafland
Grijsoord
Groeneveld
Het Woud
Het Zand
Hoogmade
Kijvelanden
Klein Oosterland
Koolwijk
Kort-Haarlem
Koudekerk aan den Rijn
Krabbe
Kwintsheul
Lakerveld
Langeplaat
Langeraar
Leer-ambacht
Lisserbroek
Loevestein
Matena
Middelburg
Middelkoop
Moerkapelle
Muizenbroek
Nadort
Niemandsvriend
Nieuw Kleiburg
Nieuw-Beijerland
Nieuw-Lekkerland
Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel
Nieuweveen
Nieuwveen
Noorden
Noorderschorren
Nootdorp
Oostbroek
Oostendam
Oosterland
Oosterwijk
Oostveen
Oranjepolder bij Naaldwijk
Oud Kleiburg
Oud en Nieuw Engeland
Oud- en West-Nieuwland
Oude Oostdijk
Oude Westdijk
Oudekoop
Oudeland
Ouder Aa
Ouderkerk aan den IJssel
Oudshoorn
Oukoop
Overmaas
Pangrasgors
Pendrecht
Peulwijk
Poelgeest
Poorterij van Delft
Poortland
Randenburg
Rijnsaterwoude
Roosand
Rosande
Rotteban
Rozendaal
Ruibroek
Ruigeplaat
Ruiven
Sandelingen-Ambacht
Schildmanskinderen-Ambacht
Schregelsgerecht
Sint Adolphsland
Sint Maartensrecht
Slingeland
Smalland
Sorghvliet
Ter Heijde
Tienhoven bij Everdingen
Uiterbuurt bij Nieuwveen
Velgersdijk
Vennep
Vliet
Voshol
Vriezekoop
Vrijhoef onder Ter Aar
Vrijhoeve
Vrouwenrecht
Vrouwenvenne
Warmond
Weede
Wellestrijp
Willens
Wilsveen
Woud-Harnasch
Zand-Ambacht
Zijderveld
Voormalige gemeente
's-Gravenambacht ( 1817 - 1832 )
's-Gravendeel ( - 2006 )
's-Gravenzande ( - 2003 )
Aarlanderveen ( - 1917 )
Abbenbroek ( - 1979 )
Abtsregt ( 1817 - 1855 )
Achttienhoven ( 1817 - 1855 )
Albrandswaard ( 1817 - 1842 )
Alkemade ( - 2008 )
Ameide ( 1811 - 1985 )
Ammerstol ( 1817 - 1984 )
Arkel ( 1817 - 1985 )
Asperen ( 1812 - 1986 )
Barwoutswaarder ( 1817 - 1964 )
Benthuizen ( 1817 - 1990 )
Bergschenhoek ( - 2006 )
Berkel en Rodenrijs ( - 2006 )
Berkenwoude ( - 1984 )
Biert ( 1817 - 1855 )
Bleiswijk ( - 2006 )
Bleskensgraaf ( 1817 - 1855 )
Bodegraven ( 1811 - 2010 )
Brandwijk ( 1817 - 1985 )
Charlois ( 1812 - 1895 )
Cillaarshoek ( 1817 - 1832 )
Cool ( 1809 - 1816 )
De Lier ( - 2003 )
De Mijl ( 1817 - 1857 )
De Tempel ( 1817 - 1855 )
Delfshaven ( 1812 - 1886 )
Den Bommel ( 1811 - 1965 )
Dirksland ( 1812 - 2013 )
Driebruggen ( 1964 - 1988 )
Dubbeldam ( 1811 - 1970 )
Everdingen ( 1821 - 1985 )
Geervliet ( - 1979 )
Giessen-Nieuwkerk ( 1817 - 1956 )
Giessenburg ( 1957 - 1986 )
Giessendam ( 1811 - 1956 )
Goedereede ( 1812 - 2013 )
Goidschalxoord ( 1817 - 1855 )
Goudriaan ( 1817 - 1985 )
Goudswaard ( 1817 - 1983 )
Graafstroom ( 1986 - )
Groot-Ammers ( 1817 - 1985 )
Groote Lindt ( 1817 - 1881 )
Haastrecht ( - 1984 )
Hagestein ( 1818 - 1985 )
Hardinxveld ( 1811 - 1956 )
Hazerswoude ( - 1991 )
Heenvliet ( - 1979 )
Heer Oudelandsambacht ( 1817 - 1857 )
Heerjansdam ( - 2002 )
Hei- en Boeicop ( 1817 - 1985 )
Heinenoord ( - 1983 )
Hekelingen ( 1817 - 1966 )
Hekendorp ( 1817 - 1964 )
Herkingen ( 1817 - 1965 )
Heukelum ( - 1985 )
Hillegersberg ( - 1941 )
Hodenpijl ( 1811 - 1855 )
Hof van Delft ( 1811 - 1920 )
Hofwegen ( 1817 - 1855 )
Hoog- en Woud Harnasch ( 1817 - 1832 )
Hoogblokland ( 1811 - 1985 )
Hoogeveen ( 1817 - 1855 )
Hoogeveen ( 1817 - 1832 )
Hoogvliet ( 1817 - 1934 )
Hoornaar ( 1817 - 1985 )
IJsselmonde ( - 1941 )
Jacobswoude ( 1991 - 2008 )
Katendrecht ( 1817 - 1874 )
Kedichem ( 1811 - 1985 )
Kethel en Spaland ( 1812 - 1941 )
Kijfhoek ( 1817 - 1857 )
Klaaswaal ( 1811 - 1983 )
Kralingen
Krimpen aan de Lek ( - 1985 )
Lange Ruige Weide ( 1818 - 1964 )
Langebakkersoord ( 1817 - 1826 )
Langerak ( 1817 - 1985 )
Leerbroek ( 1817 - 1985 )
Leidschendam ( 1938 - 2001 )
Leimuiden ( - 1990 )
Lekkerkerk
Lexmond
Liesveld ( 1986 - 2012 )
Loosduinen ( - 1923 )
Maasdam ( - 1984 )
Maasland ( - 2003 )
Meerkerk ( 1811 - 1985 )
Melissant ( 1817 - 1965 )
Middelharnis ( 1812 - 2013 )
Mijnsheerenland
Molenaarsgraaf ( 1812 - 1985 )
Monster ( 1811 - 2003 )
Naaldwijk
Neder-Slingeland ( 1817 - 1857 )
Nieuw-Helvoet ( - 1959 )
Nieuwe Tonge ( 1812 - 1965 )
Nieuwenhoorn ( 1811 - 1960 )
Nieuwland (bij Meerkerk) ( 1817 - 1985 )
Nieuwland Kortland en 's-Graveland ( 1817 - 1855 )
Nieuwpoort
Noord-Waddinxveen ( 1817 - 1870 )
Noordeloos ( 1812 - 1985 )
Numansdorp ( - 1984 )
Ooltgensplaat ( 1811 - 1965 )
Oost- en West-Barendrecht ( 1837 - 1905 )
Oost-Barendrecht ( 1817 - 1837 )
Oostflakkee ( 1966 - 2013 )
Oostvoorne ( 1811 - 1979 )
Ottoland ( 1817 - 1985 )
Oud- en Nieuw-Mathenesse ( 1817 - 1867 )
Oud-Alblas ( 1811 - 1985 )
Ouddorp ( 1812 - 1966 )
Oude Tonge ( 1811 - 1965 )
Oudenhoorn
Overschie ( 1812 - 1941 )
Papekop
Pernis ( - 1934 )
Peursum ( 1817 - 1957 )
Piershil ( 1817 - 1984 )
Pijnacker ( 1812 - 2002 )
Poortugaal ( 1812 - 1985 )
Puttershoek ( 1812 - 1984 )
Reeuwijk ( 1811 - 2010 )
Rhoon ( 1812 - 1985 )
Rietveld
Rockanje ( - 1980 )
Roxenisse ( 1817 - 1857 )
Rozenburg ( 1812 - 2010 )
Sassenheim ( 1811 - 2005 )
Schelluinen ( 1817 - 1985 )
Schiebroek ( 1817 - 1941 )
Schipluiden ( - 2003 )
Schoonrewoerd
Simonshaven ( 1817 - 1855 )
Sint Anthoniepolder ( 1817 - 1832 )
Sluipwijk ( 1817 - 1870 )
Sommelsdijk ( 1812 - 1966 )
Spijk ( 1817 - 1855 )
Stad aan 't Haringvliet ( 1817 - 1965 )
Stein ( 1817 - 1870 )
Stellendam ( 1812 - 1966 )
Stolwijk
Stompwijk ( 1817 - 1937 )
Stormpolder
Streefkerk
Struiten ( 1817 - 1855 )
Ter Aar ( - 2007 )
Tienhoven
Valkenburg
Veur ( 1817 - 1937 )
Vierpolders ( - 1980 )
Vlaardinger Ambacht ( 1817 - 1941 )
Vliet ( 1817 - 1845 )
Voorburg ( 1811 - 2001 )
Voorhout ( 1811 - 1817 )
Vrije-en-Lage-Boekhorst ( 1817 - 1855 )
Vrijenban ( 1817 - 1920 )
Vrijhoef en Kalverbroek ( 1811 - 1826 )
Waarder
Wateringen ( 1811 - 2003 )
West Barendrecht ( 1817 - 1837 )
Westmaas ( - 1984 )
Wieldrecht ( 1811 - 1857 )
Wijngaarden ( 1817 - 1985 )
Woubrugge ( - 1990 )
Zegwaart ( 1812 - 1935 )
Zevenhoven
Zevenhuizen
Zouteveen ( 1817 - 1855 )
Zuid-Beijerland
Zuid-Waddinxveen ( 1817 - 1870 )
Zuidbroek ( 1817 - 1857 )
Zuidland ( - 1979 )
Zuidwijk ( 1817 - 1845 )
Zwammerdam ( - 1964 )
Zwartewaal ( - 1980 )
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the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

South Holland is a province in the western part of the European country the Netherlands. The provincial capital is The Hague. The largest city is Rotterdam.

South Holland is situated on the North Sea. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. With a population of 3,502,595 (on November 30, 2009) and an area of , the province has the highest population density in the Netherlands, whereas this country itself is one of the most densely populated on Earth.

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History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

For more on the history of South Holland in the context of Dutch history, see the article on the "History of the Netherlands". The history of this province can also be found in the articles on its constituent elements (e.g. Rotterdam, the Hague, etc.) The information here pertains just to South Holland itself.

Before 1795

For most of its history, the modern-day province of South Holland was an integral part of Holland.

From the 9th century to the 16th century, Holland was a county of the Holy Roman Empire, and was ruled by the counts of Holland. Some of the counts were powerful magnates who also ruled many other territories, culminating in a period of rule by the House of Habsburg which was terminated by the Dutch Revolt.

From the 16th century to 1795, Holland was the wealthiest and most important province in the United Provinces in the Dutch Republic. As the richest and most powerful province, Holland dominated the union. During this period a distinction was sometimes made between the "North Quarter" (Noorderkwartier) and the "South Quarter" (Zuiderkwartier), areas that roughly correspond to the two modern provinces.

The emergence of a new province (1795 to 1840)

The province of South Holland as it is today has its origins in the period of French rule from 1795 to 1813. This was a time of bewildering changes to the Dutch system of provinces. In 1795 the old order was swept away and the Batavian Republic was established. In the Constitution enacted on 23 April 1798, the old borders were radically changed. The republic was reorganised into eight departments (département) with roughly equal populations. Holland was split up into five departments named "Texel", "Amstel", "Delf", "", and "Rijn". The first three of these lay within the borders of the old Holland; the latter two were made up of parts of different provinces. In 1801 the old borders were restored when the department of Holland was created. This reorganisation had been short-lived, but it gave birth to the concept of breaking up Holland and making it a less powerful province.

In 1807, Holland was reorganised once again. This time the two departments were called "Maasland" (corresponding to the modern province of South Holland) and "Amstelland" (corresponding to the modern province of North Holland). This also did not last long. In 1810, all the Dutch provinces were integrated into the French Empire. Maasland was renamed "Monden van de Maas" (Bouches-de-la-Meuse in French). Amstelland and Utrecht were amalgamated as the department of "Zuiderzee" (Zuyderzée in French).

After the defeat of the French in 1813, this organisation remained unchanged for a year or so. When the 1814 Constitution was introduced, the country was reorganised as provinces and regions (landschappen). Monden van de Maas and Zuiderzee were reunited as the province of "Holland".

However, the division was not totally reversed. When the province of Holland was re-established in 1814, it was given two governors, one for the former department of Maasland (i.e. the area that is now South Holland) and one for the former department of Amstelland (i.e. the area that is now North Holland). Even though the province had been reunited, the two areas were still being treated differently in some ways and the idea of dividing Holland remained alive.

When the constitutional amendments were introduced in 1840, it was decided to split Holland once again, this time into two provinces called "South Holland" and "North Holland". The impetus came largely from Amsterdam in North Holland, which still resented the 1838 relocation of the court of appeal to the Hague in South Holland.

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