🇳🇱 Rotterdam is the second largest city and municipality in the Netherlands. It is in the province of South Holland, at the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas channel leading into the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270, when a dam was constructed in the Rotte. In 1340, Rotterdam was granted city rights by the Count of Holland. Rotterdam is part of the Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area.
Rotterdam is rated Gamma + by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Gamma level cities are cities that link smaller economic regions into the world economy.
Rotterdam is ranked #152 and rated C by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. C cities are international gateway cities. Rotterdam was ranked #289 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Rotterdam has a population of over 1,846,933 people. Rotterdam also forms part of the wider Rotterdam-The Hague metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,250,000 people. Rotterdam is the #197 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 3.4947 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. Rotterdam is ranked #172 for startups with a score of 3.027.
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Twin Towns - Sister Cities Rotterdam has links with:🇧🇪 Antwerp, Belgium 🇩🇪 Dresden, Germany 🇫🇷 Lille, France 🇷🇺 Saint Petersburg, Russia 🇭🇺 Budapest, Hungary 🇮🇩 Jakarta, Indonesia 🇨🇳 Shanghai, China 🇿🇦 Durban, South Africa 🇯🇵 Kōbe, Japan 🇻🇳 Da Nang City, Vietnam 🇨🇳 Qingpu District, China 🇨🇳 Changning, China 🇩🇪 Cologne, Germany 🇵🇱 Gdańsk, Poland 🇰🇷 Busan, South Korea 🇱🇺 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 🏴 Kingston upon Hull, England 🇨🇺 Havana, Cuba 🇧🇪 Liège, Belgium