Almere

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Almere (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city and municipality in the province of Flevoland, the Netherlands, bordering Lelystad and Zeewolde. The municipality of Almere comprises the districts Almere Stad, Almere Haven, Almere Buiten, Almere Hout, Almere Poort (under construction) and Almere Pampus (design phase).

Almere is the youngest city in the Netherlands: the first house was finished in 1976, and Almere became a municipality in 1984. It is the largest municipality in Flevoland with 184,405 citizens (7 July 2008)[1], and the 8th largest in the Netherlands[2]. In October 2007, the city council of Almere made agreements with the government to expand the city to 350,000 inhabitants by 2030[3].

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