Feijenoord district

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For the football team, see Feyenoord. For the football stadium, see De Kuip.
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Country  Netherlands
Province South Holland
COROP Rotterdam
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Feijenoord (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfɛi̯əˌnoːrt]) is a district in Rotterdam and is located south of the Nieuwe Maas. As of 1 January 2004 there were 72,320 citizens. The area is 6.44 km² (1.45 km² of this is water). It is not the home of the city's main football club, Feyenoord, which is situated in the neighbouring township of IJsselmonde.[1]

The district gained significance in the 19th century as a centre of shipbuilding, principally at the Fijenoord[2] yard.


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Coordinates: 51°53′46″N 4°30′50″E / 51.896°N 4.514°E / 51.896; 4.514