(population 83,000) is a city in the southern Netherlands
, in the province of North Brabant
, situated on the Aa River
and the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal
The municipality also comprises the following towns, villages and townships: Brouwhuis, Mierlo-Hout, Stiphout.
First settlements in the area were around 1000, and Helmond was granted city rights in approximately 1232.
Helmond is host to the professional football team of Helmond Sport.