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Hilversum

(hĭl`vərsəm), city (1994 pop. 84,213), North Holland prov., central Netherlands. It is the center of Dutch radio and television broadcasting; the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is there. Manufactures include chemicals, machinery, carpets, metal goods, telephone equipment, and furniture.
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Hilversum

 

a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Population, 95,000 (1975). Hilversum has plants for the manufacture of electrical equipment and enterprises of the pharmaceutical industry. It is the center of radio and television broadcasting in the Netherlands.

Hilversum developed as a garden city in the 20th century around the radio station and has become an important center of modern Dutch architecture. The city has notable structures designed by W. Dudok, as well as the Zonnestraal sanatorium (1928–29, architects J. Duiker and B. Bijvoet) and the radio station (1956–61, architects J. H. van den Broek and J. B. Bakema).

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Hilversum

a city in the central Netherlands, in North Holland province: Dutch radio and television centre. Pop.: 83 000 (2003 est.))
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