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ˈrɒt ərˌdæmRot·ter·dam

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rotterdamnoun

    the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands; located in the western Netherlands near the North Sea


  1. Rotterdamnoun

    A city and port in The Netherlands.

  2. Etymology: River name Rotte + dam.


  1. Rotterdam

    Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world. Starting as a dam constructed in 1270 on the Rotte River, Rotterdam has grown into a major international commercial centre. Its strategic location at the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta on the North Sea and at the heart of a massive rail, road, air and inland waterway distribution system extending throughout Europe is the reason that Rotterdam is often called the "Gateway to Europe". In the province of South Holland, Rotterdam is in the west of Netherlands and the south of the Randstad. The population of the city was 616,250 on February 1, 2012. The population of the greater Rotterdam area, called "Rotterdam-Rijnmond" or just "Rijnmond", is approximately 1.3 million. The combined urban area of Rotterdam and The Hague is the 206th largest urban area in the world. One of Europe's most vibrant, multicultural cities, Rotterdam is known for its university, cutting-edge architecture, lively cultural life, striking riverside setting and maritime heritage. It is also known for the Rotterdam Blitz. The largest port in Europe and one of the busiest ports in the world, the port of Rotterdam was the world's busiest port from 1962 to 2004, when it was surpassed by Shanghai. Rotterdam's commercial and strategic importance is based on its location near the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas, a channel in the delta formed by the Rhine and Meuse on the North Sea. These rivers lead directly into the centre of Europe, including the industrial Ruhr region.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rotterdam

    An important commercial city in Holland, in the province of Southern Holland. Its importance dates from the 13th century; taken by the Spaniards by stratagem in 1572, and cruelly treated. It suffered much from the French revolutionary wars.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rotterdam in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rotterdam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Rotterdam in a Sentence

  1. Andy Murray:

    I made way too many mistakes from the beginning of the match right through to the end; early in rallies, (I was) rushing points, (It was) quite similar to the match I played against (Gilles) Simon in Rotterdam, which is disappointing.

  2. Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus:

    The riots and extreme violence against police officers, riot police and firefighters last night in Rotterdam are disgusting to see, protesting is a great right in our society, but what we saw last night is simply criminal behavior. It has nothing to do with demonstrating.

  3. Ian Rae:

    People have been transferring to the Rotterdam, about 60 an hour. This is likely to continue into tomorrow before we move.

  4. Allard Castelein:

    We are extremely positive it will materialise, if there's one port anywhere where this should be achieved, it should be Rotterdam.

  5. Jon Ola Sand:

    It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the escalating spread of the coronavirus throughout Europe and the restrictions put in place by many governments ... make it impossible for us to host a live event as planned.

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