Holland, Michigan

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Holland, Michigan
8thStreetHolland.jpg
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
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountiesOttawa, Allegan
Government
 • MayorNancy DeBoer
Area
 • City17.35 sq mi (44.94 km2)
 • Land16.59 sq mi (42.97 km2)
 • Water0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
Elevation
662 ft (202 m)
Population
 • City33,051
 • Estimate 
(2016)
33,543
 • Density1,900/sq mi (740/km2)
 • Urban
[1] (2015)
113,164
 • Metro
1,433,288 (Grand Rapids-Holland-Muskegon metropolitan area)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
49422-49424
Area code(s)616,269
FIPS code26-38640[2]
GNIS feature ID0628421[3]
Websitewww.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]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.cityofholland.com/sites/default/files/fileattachments/greater_holland_area_population_1970-2015.pdf
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Holland, Michigan
  4. Holland QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  5. Tulip Time Festival. holland.org. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  6. Moore, Charles (1915). History of Michigan, Vol. I, pp. 529-31. The Lewis Publishing Company.