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Rotterdam Travel Guide, Netherlands

The city of Rotterdam is situated in province of South Holland, Netherlands. Rotterdam has always been an internationally important city due to its huge sea port. It was between the years 1962 and 2004 when this sea port was considered to be the largest on this complete planet. After the year 2004 the tag of being the busiest sea port went to Shanghai.

It is the Nieuwe Maas (which means New Meuse) River with which this city shares its sea port. The name for this city was derived from the name of the nearby dam which is built on the river Rotte. Under this Rotterdam Travel Guide we will give you an outline of the city so that you are well accustomed with Rotterdam once you reach the city.

Rotterdam Travel Guide - Climate

The annual average temperature for Rotterdam is around 10 degree Celsius. July and August are the hottest months for Rotterdam with the average temperature touching the heights of around 17 degree Celsius while January and February are the coldest months with the temperature going down to 3.4 degree Celsius. The annual average precipitation for this city is around 815 mm which is evenly distributed for every month throughout the year. It is this favorable temperature and the awesome atmosphere which makes Rotterdam a must visit city for any tourist.

Rotterdam Travel Guide - Demographics

Although the city has enjoyed the tag of having the busiest sea port in this city yet around 55 percent of the total population in Rotterdam earns income below average thus making life unfortunate for them. As per the census of year 2006 the population for Rotterdam was around 589000 inhabitants.

This is the city in Netherlands which has the highest number of foreign population. Around 50 percent of the total population in Rotterdam is foreign migrant. Around 25 percent of the total residents are Muslims. The city is also home to more communities namely the local Dutch Antillean and the Cape Verdian. The diversity in origin of locals is something that makes this city very colorful.

Rotterdam Travel Guide - Geography

The famous Nieuwe Mass River divides Rotterdam into two different sections. The city is interconnected by a complex system of tunnels and subways. Some of the famous tunnels and bridge in Rotterdam are Willems Bridge, Willems Railway Tunnel, Erasmus Bridge, Queen’s Bridge, and Van Brienenoord Bridge.

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