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Note, there are other places withe this name:
Gouda, Nord, Burkina Faso
Gouda, Zinder, Niger
Gouda, Western Cape, South Africa
Gouda, Zinder, Niger



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Gouda is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Gouda, which was granted city rights in 1272, is famous for its Gouda cheese, smoking pipes, and 15th-century city hall. In the Middle Ages, a settlement was founded at the location of the current city by the Van der Goude family, who built a fortified castle alongside the banks of the Gouwe River, from which the family and the city took its name. The area, originally marshland, developed over the course of two centuries. By 1225, a canal was linked to the Gouwe and its estuary was transformed into a harbour. Gouda's array of historic churches and other buildings makes it a very popular day trip destination.

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Gouda
Gemeente Gouda
Zuid-Holland
Netherlands
Vlag van Netherlands


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