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Westland, Netherlands


Westland (population: 97,000) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. It covers an area of 84 km².

It was created on 1 January 2004 by a merger of the municipalities De Lier, 's-Gravenzande, Monster, Naaldwijk and Wateringen. These are also the names of five of the settlements. The others are Heenweg, Honselersdijk, Kwintsheul, Maasdijk, Poeldijk, and Ter Heijde. Westland itself is not the name of a settlement.

Beach resorts are Ter Heijde and 's-Gravenzande.

Wider area

In a wider sense the Westland is the area south-west of the line The Hague - Rotterdam , approximately consisting of the municipalities Westland and Midden-Delfland, as well as Hoek van Holland (mun. Rotterdam).

It is well known for its horticulture in greenhouses.

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