Dordrecht

Dordrecht (UK: , US: , Dutch: [ˈdɔrdrɛxt] (listen); colloquially Dordt [dɔrt] (listen)), historically known in English as Dordt or Dort, is a city and municipality in the Western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. It is the fifth-largest city of the province after Rotterdam, The Hague, Zoetermeer and Leiden, with a population of 118,654. The municipality covers the entire Dordrecht Island, also often called Het Eiland van Dordt ("the Island of Dordt"), bordered by the rivers Oude Maas, Beneden Merwede, Nieuwe Merwede, Hollands Diep, and Dordtsche Kil. Dordrecht is the largest and most important city in the Drechtsteden and is also part of the Randstad, the main conurbation in the Netherlands. Dordrecht is the oldest city in Holland and has a rich history and culture.

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  1. PrivateMarriage record for Pieter van der Monde & Maria Clerx, civil registry of marriages, Breda, 1859-10-06, record 75