Talk:Valkenburg, South Holland

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Is there a legal difference in town and village in the Netherlands? --rmhermen

Historically there has been a difference. Now it is a mainly a matter of size: in Dutch a small built-up area is called dorp (village), a large one stad (town or city). However, small places which historically were stad are now stadje (little town). Nowadays there are no legal differences. The bot that produced most articles on municipalities in the Netherlands did not make these distinctions and used 'town' in cases where 'village' is more appropriate.
In Dutch the word 'plaats' (place) can be conveniently used to avoid bothering about the distinction.
Patrick 09:55 Nov 15, 2002 (UTC)
Perhaps you should change them to city then because "village" and "town" are roughly equivalent but contrasted to the legally different "city" in most places I am aware of. Also "town" sometimes refers to the completely different concept of "township". --rmhermen
Seeing it historial, some Dutch places do have "stadsrechten" (city- or townrights), other don't. A place with a population more than 50.000, they call a city. Lower than 50.000, they call a town (with cityrights) or a village (without cityrights).--Ortjens (talk) 18:29, 14 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Why the 50.000 limit? Katwijk has over 62.000 inhabitants and though I call it "stad" in Dutch, I would rather call it "town" in English. "City", imo, could in NL only refer to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. In my experience, all other Dutch towns are too small. PPP (talk) 10:51, 10 October 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@P199:
Instead of 15.74 km² (6.08 mile²), 0.23 km² (0.09 mile²) use {{convert|15.74|km²|abbr=on}} {{convert|0.23|km²|2|abbr=on}} 15.74 km2 (6.08 sq mi) 0.23 km2 (0.09 sq mi) i.e. Use of Template:Convert for consistency and uniformity throughout Wikipedia.
Peter Horn User talk 02:18, 18 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Peter Horn: Holy smokes! You are commenting on an edit I did in March 2007, almost 10 years ago! This is just silly and pointless (I have been using {{Convert}} for many years now). -- P 1 9 9   14:08, 19 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@P199: Hello
My apologies, I guess this article "fell through the (proverbial) cracks". Peter Horn User talk 14:25, 19 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Peter Horn: No problem. Regards, -- P 1 9 9   14:30, 19 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]