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Dordrecht is a city in the Netherlands, in the province South Holland.

Dordrecht was founded in 1047 and got its City Rights in 1220. It was the first city in the west of the Netherlands to get City Rights. In 1572 the Dutch Dukes under Willem van Oranien declared their independence from Spain in Dordrecht.

Actually Dordrecht has about 120,000 inhabitants. It lives on the marine harbour, metal and food industry.