Amsterdam metropolitan area

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The Amsterdam metropolitan area (Dutch: Metropoolregio Amsterdam) is the city region around the city of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It lies in the Noordvleugel (English: “North Wing”) of the larger polycentric Randstad metropolitan area and encompasses the city of Amsterdam, the provinces of North Holland and Flevoland, as well as 36 further municipalities within the two provinces,[4] with a total population of over 2.4 million inhabitants.

Metropolitan region in Netherlands
Greater Amsterdam
Metropoolregio Amsterdam
Metropolitan Region Amsterdam
From top down, left to right: Amsterdam,
Zaanse Schans, Haarlem and Schiphol


Coat of arms

Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig (Valiant, Steadfast, Compassionate)


Country Netherlands
Provinces North Holland
Core city Amsterdam
Satellite cities Almere, Haarlem, Zaanstad, Haarlemmermeer, Hilversum, Amstelveen, Purmerend, Lelystad, Velsen, Gooise Meren, Huizen, Beverwijk, Heemskerk, Aalsmeer

  Metropolitan region 2,580.26 km2 (996.24 sq mi)

[lower-alpha 1]
1,140.2 km2 (440.2 sq mi)
  Agglomeration[lower-alpha 2] 448.44 km2 (173.14 sq mi)
  Municipality[lower-alpha 3] 219.32 km2 (84.68 sq mi)

  Metropolitan region 2,480,394
  Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)

  Urban density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)

  Agglomeration density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)

  Municipality density 3,700/km2 (9,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Amsterdammer
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Area codes 020, 036, 023, 075, 0252, 0297, 0299, 0320, 0294, 035, 0251,
GeoTLD .amsterdam

The administrative responsibility for the Amsterdam metropolitan area lies with the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area Central Administration (BKG).

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  1. Amsterdam Urban Region (SG)[1]
    Municipalities: Amsterdam · Almere · Zaanstad · Haarlemmermeer · Amstelveen · Purmerend · Diemen · Waterland · Wormerland · Ouder-Amstel · Landsmeer · Oostzaan · Muiden · Zeevang
  2. Amsterdam Agglomeration (GA)[2]
    Municipalities: Amsterdam · Zaanstad · Amstelveen · Diemen · Wormerland · Landsmeer · Oostzaan
  3. Municipality of Amsterdam[3]
    Boroughs: Amsterdam-Centrum · Amsterdam-Noord · Amsterdam Nieuw-West · Amsterdam-Oost · Amsterdam-West · Amsterdam Westpoort · Amsterdam-Zuid · Amsterdam-Zuidoost

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