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Rotterdam

facts in brief


Part of Krap's map, 1837
Part of Krap's map, 1837




Facts in brief:

Established on plot of reclaimed land, created by draining the mouth of the Rotte river in 1283; developed as a fishing village; canal to the Schie was dug in 1340s, & became major port of province; sea route to Indies encouraged commerce in 17th cen.

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