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Metropolitan Region Amsterdam

Metropoolregio Amsterdam
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From top down, left to right: Amsterdam,
Zaanse Schans, Haarlem and Schiphol
Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 4°54′00″E / 52.366667°N 4.9°E / 52.366667; 4.9Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 4°54′00″E / 52.366667°N 4.9°E / 52.366667; 4.9
Country Netherlands
Provinces North Holland
Largest citiesAmsterdam
Other municipalitiesZaanstad, Haarlemmermeer, Hilversum, Amstelveen, Purmerend, Lelystad, Velsen, Gooise Meren, Huizen, Beverwijk, Heemskerk, Aalsmeer
 • Metropolitan region2,580.26 km2 (996.24 sq mi)
 • Urban1,140.2 km2 (440.2 sq mi)
 • Agglomeration[b]448.44 km2 (173.14 sq mi)
 • Municipality[c]219.32 km2 (84.68 sq mi)
 • Metropolitan region2,332,773
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
 • Agglomeration
 • Agglomeration density2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
 • Municipality
 • Municipality density3,700/km2 (9,600/sq mi)

The Amsterdam metropolitan area (Dutch: Metropoolregio Amsterdam) is the city region around the city of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It lies in the Noordvleugel (English: "North Wing") of the larger polycentric Randstad metropolitan area and encompasses the city of Amsterdam, the provinces of North Holland and Flevoland, as well as 36 further municipalities within the two provinces,[4] with a total population of over 2.4 million inhabitants.

The administrative responsibility for the Amsterdam metropolitan area lies with the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area Central Administration (BKG).


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Amsterdam Urban Region (SG)[1]
    Municipalities: Amsterdam · Almere · Zaanstad · Haarlemmermeer · Amstelveen · Purmerend · Diemen · Waterland · Wormerland · Ouder-Amstel · Landsmeer · Oostzaan · Muiden · Zeevang
  2. ^ Amsterdam Agglomeration (GA)[2]
    Municipalities: Amsterdam · Zaanstad · Amstelveen · Diemen · Wormerland · Landsmeer · Oostzaan
  3. ^ Municipality of Amsterdam[3]
    Boroughs: Amsterdam-Centrum · Amsterdam-Noord · Amsterdam Nieuw-West · Amsterdam-Oost · Amsterdam-West · Amsterdam Westpoort · Amsterdam-Zuid · Amsterdam-Zuidoost


  1. ^ "Amsterdam (SG)". CBS. 2014. Stadsgewest Amsterdam
  2. ^ "Amsterdam (GA)". CBS. 2014. Grootstedelijke Agglomeratie Amsterdam
  3. ^ "Amsterdam". CBS. 2014. Gemeente Amsterdam
  4. ^ Official Website, accessed January 2018.

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