Holland, Michigan

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Holland, Michigan
City
Nickname(s): The Tulip City
Location of Holland within Ottawa County, Michigan
Location of Holland within Ottawa County, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
Counties Ottawa, Allegan
Government
 • Mayor Kurt Dykstra (R)
Area[1]
 • 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)[2]
 • City 33,051
 • Estimate (2012[3][4]) 33,279
 • Density 1,992.2/sq mi (769.2/km2)
 • Urban 95,394
 • Metro 264,910
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes. 49422-49424
Area code(s) 616,269
FIPS code 26-38640[5]
GNIS feature ID 0628421[6]
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. [7]

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.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  3. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Holland QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Holland, Michigan
  7. Tulip Time Festival. holland.org. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  8. Moore, Charles (1915). History of Michigan, Vol. I, pp. 529-31. The Lewis Publishing Company.