South Holland

South Holland (Dutch: Zuid-Holland [ˌzœyt ˈɦɔlɑnt] (listen)) is a province of the Netherlands with a population of over 3.7 million as of October 2021[6] and a population density of about 1,373/km2 (3,560/sq mi), making it the country's most populous province and one of the world's most densely populated areas. Situated on the North Sea in the west of the Netherlands, South Holland covers an area of 3,307 km2 (1,277 sq mi), of which 607 km2 (234 sq mi) is water. It borders North Holland to the north, Utrecht and Gelderland to the east, and North Brabant and Zeeland to the south. The provincial capital is the Dutch seat of government The Hague, while its largest city is Rotterdam. The Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta drains through South Holland into the North Sea. Europe's busiest seaport, the Port of Rotterdam, is located in South Holland.

South Holland
"Vigilate Deo confidentes" (Latin)
"Watch, trusting in God"
Anthem: "Lied van Zuid-Holland" (Dutch)
"Song of South Holland"
Location of South Holland in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°00′N 4°40′E
Established1840 (split-up of Holland)
CapitalThe Hague
Largest cityRotterdam
  King's CommissionerJaap Smit (CDA)
  Total3,307.86 km2 (1,277.17 sq mi)
  Land2,700.07 km2 (1,042.50 sq mi)
  Water607.79 km2 (234.67 sq mi)
Area rank6th
 (1 August 2021)[2]
  Density1,383/km2 (3,580/sq mi)
  Density rank1st
ISO 3166 codeNL-ZH
GDP (nominal)[3]2016
 - Total€151 billion/US$160 billion
 - Per capita€41,000/US$44,000[4]
HDI (2018)0.933[5]
very high · 3rd

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