Leidschendam-Voorburg

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Leidschendam-Voorburg (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 73,832 in 2004, and covers an area of 35.68 km² (13.78 mile²) of which 2.86 km² (1.10 mile²) is water.

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Origin

The municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg is the result of merging the municipalities Leidschendam and Voorburg in 2002. It consists of the twin cities Leidschendam and Voorburg, the village Stompwijk and a hamlet called Wilsveen.

Leidschendam-Voorburg abuts the city of The Hague and is often regarded as its suburb, even though it is an independent municipality. Stompwijk is still a rural village, located a few miles northeast of Leidschendam.

Sister Cities

Leidschendam-Voorburg has three twin towns:

Transport

Public Transport

Railway

Several railway stations are located within the municipality, providing links with all major cities in the Randstad. The main trainstation is Voorburg on the The Hague - Utrecht line. There are a number of stations on the Rotterdam-Amsterdam line on the border of The Hague and Voorburg, including Den Haag Mariahoeve and Den Haag Laan van NOI.

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