The village of Overschie was located on the intersection of four rivers called "Schie": the Delftsche Schie, Schiedamsche Schie, Delfshavensche Schie, and Rotterdamsche Schie. It was a separate municipality between 1817 and 1941, when it merged with Rotterdam. Immediately after the Second World War, the construction of a large suburb was begun southeast of the village.
"Overschie" is now also the name of a deelgemeente (borough) of the city of Rotterdam, covering the former village, the neighbourhood Overschie, airport Zestienhoven, and the countryside to the north including the hamlet Zweth.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
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