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Province Of Gelderland

The province of Gelderland is located in the central eastern part of the Netherlands. The capital city is Arnhem. The three other major cities are Nijmegen, Apeldoorn and Ede. Major regional centers in Gelderland are  Zutphen, Doetinchem, Harderwijk, and Tiel.Key industries  of Gelderland: Food, Agro, Healthcare/Medtec, Logistics and Electronics.Gelderland is an industrial region and home to the well-known applied research clusters: Food Valley and Health Valley. Gelderland is strategically located, closely to Europe's largest market: Germany. The province, the largest province of the Netherlands, has a land surface of 5,136.5 square kilometers with an average population density of 398 per square kilometer. More than 1.9 million people live in the four regions of the province (Veluwe, Achterhoek, Arnhem-Nijmegen and South-West Gelderland). Smaller centers of economic activity are spread throughout the province: intensive livestock breeding (particularly poultry) and the paper industry are dominant in the Veluwe; the Achterhoek is home to a variety of agricultural holdings, agri-businesses and major metal-processing companies; the Rivierenland is a centre of fruit-growing and transport and distribution companies. Of the major cities, the emphasis in Arnhem and Apeldoorn is on the services sector, while Nijmegen, with its university and high-tech industries, is the province's center of learning.

Gelderland focuses on sustainable development of deprived areas in its cities. To reinforce social cohesion and advance a durable environment in the town districts which threaten to get into a downward spiral, the Province of Gelderland wants to pay attention to the following spearheads:

social cohesion:

1. early indication of risky young people and providing a closed chain            collaboration
2. prevention and removal of educational deprivation
3. prevention of socio-cultural tensions
4. raise social security/feelings of security
5. raise the participation of volunteers and citizens
6. stimulation of entrepreneurship in deprived city areas


durable environment (particularly in restructuring areas):

1. prevention of deprivation, improvement of physical security
life-course-durable construction
2. raise the quality of housing and their environment (physical management and maintenance)
3. exploitation of chances for durable construction and use of energy
4. improvement of environmental quality (air, environmental noise, fine dust, soil and asbestos).

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