Rotterdam/The Hague : Identification of metropolitan area

Presentation

The Metropolitan region is a convergence of the two strong agglomerations around the cities of Rotterdam and The Hague. They both have an own unique profile and a distinctive identity. They complement each other well and their strengths act in synergy. Every day around half a million commuters travel from home to work or to training or study. The region really does function as a single, daily urban system. In other words the region and its 24 local authorities have been working closely together in numerous domains for a long time already: the Metropolitan region is alive.

24 municipalities in the Metropolitan region Rotterdam The Hague:

Albrandswaard, Barendrecht, Bernisse, Brielle, Capelle aan den IJssel, Delft, Den Haag, Hellevoetsluis, Krimpen aan den IJssel, Lansingerland, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Maassluis, Midden-Delfland, Pijnacker-Nootdorp, Ridderkerk, Rijswijk, Rotterdam, Schiedam, Spijkenisse, Vlaardingen, Wassenaar, Westland, Westvoorne, Zoetermeer (9 cities in former The Hague Region en 15 in former Rotterdam Region).


Map of the Metropolitan area


Key figures of the Metropolitan Region Rotterdam The Hague

surface area (km2)990
urban (km2)440
agriculture, woodland, recreation (km2)550
including inland water (km2)140
inhabitants2,200,000
nationalities175
inhabitants per km22,250
students55,000
dwellings1,000,000
businesses and institutions128,000
shops15,000
restaurants and cafes3,5000
persons employed1,000,000
gross regional product (GRP) per capita (euros)*36,500
office space (m2)12,000,000
business sites (ha)3,800
retail space (m2)3,300,000

*Gross Domestic Product per capita is € 34.500


Foreigners in the region

expats80,000
foreign university students12,000
international institutions130

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