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The Tulip City
Location of Holland within Ottawa County, Michigan
|• Mayor||Nancy DeBoer|
|• 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)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,900/sq mi (740/km2)|
| • Urban|
|• Metro||1,433,288 (Grand Rapids-Holland-Muskegon metropolitan area)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0628421|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Holland, Michigan
- Holland QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. Archived 2012-12-03 at the Wayback Machine quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- Tulip Time Festival. Archived 2013-09-04 at the Wayback Machine holland.org. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- Moore, Charles (1915). History of Michigan, Vol. I, pp. 529-31. The Lewis Publishing Company.