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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-20
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-20

Facts in brief:

Located on over 90 islands in the IJ arm of the IJsselmeer; early inhabitants built dikes on both sides of the Amstel river to prevent flooding, & a dam was built between the dikes in 1270; chartered in 1306; was financial center of the world by 17th cen.

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