Place:Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands


Coordinates51.583°N 4.767°E
Located inNoord-Brabant, Netherlands     (1000 - )
Contained Places
Grote Kerk
Voormalige gemeente
Beek ( 1997 - )
Teteringen ( 1997 - )
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Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. The name Breda derived from brede Aa ('wide Aa') and refers to the confluence of the rivers Mark and Aa. As a fortified city, the city was of strategic military and political significance. Although a direct Fiefdom of the Holy Roman Emperor, the city obtained a municipal charter; the acquisition of Breda, through marriage, by the house of Nassau ensured that Breda would be at the center of political and social life in the Low Countries. Breda had a population of in ; the metropolitan area had a population of .


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