Hilversum

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Hilversum (ˈhɪlvəsəm, Dutch ˈhɪlvərsym)
 
n
a city in the central Netherlands, in North Holland province: Dutch radio and television centre. Pop: 83 000 (2003 est))

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hilversum

gemeente (municipality), west-central Netherlands. The centre of the Gooiland district of lakes and woods, it was a village dependent on agriculture and weaving until the railway arrived in 1874. It is now a southeastern suburb of Amsterdam, a health and summer resort, and the centre of Dutch radio and television broadcasting. Manufactures include electrical machinery, telephone equipment, pharmaceuticals, carpets, furniture, and metal goods. It is known for its modern architecture, including the town hall (1931) designed by W.M. Dudok, St. Vitus' tower by Petrus Cuypers, schools, and broadcasting buildings. Pop. (2007 est.) 83,669.

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