Holland, Michigan

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Holland, Michigan
City
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Nickname(s): The Tulip City
Location of Holland within Ottawa County, Michigan
Location of Holland within Ottawa County, Michigan
Holland, Michigan is located in the US
Holland, Michigan
Holland, Michigan
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°47′N 86°6′W / 42.783°N 86.100°W / 42.783; -86.100Coordinates: 42°47′N 86°6′W / 42.783°N 86.100°W / 42.783; -86.100
Country United States
State Michigan
Counties Ottawa, Allegan
Government
 • Mayor Nancy DeBoer
Area
 • City 17.35 sq mi (44.94 km2)
 • Land 16.59 sq mi (42.97 km2)
 • Water 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
Elevation 662 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 33,051
 • Estimate (2016) 33,543
 • Density 1,900/sq mi (740/km2)
 • Urban[1] (2015) 113,164
 • Metro 1,433,288 (Grand Rapids-Holland-Muskegon metropolitan area)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49422-49424
Area code(s) 616,269
FIPS code 26-38640[2]
GNIS feature ID 0628421[3]
Website www.cityofholland.com
www.enjoyhollandmichigan.com

Holland, Michigan is a city in western Michigan, United States. About 33,279 people live in Holland as of 2012.[4]

Holland is famous for its Tulip Time festival, held every May. The festival was named Best Small Town Festival by Reader's Digest. [5]

History[change | change source]

Holland was started in 1847 by Dutch Calvinist separatists, led by Dr. Albertus van Raalte. They had left the Netherlands because they had been persecuted (were not treated nicely) there because of their religious beliefs.[6]

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