Eindhoven is a municipality and a city located in the province of North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands, originally at the confluence of the Dommel and Gender streams. The Gender was dammed short of the city center in the 1950s but the Dommel still runs through the city. The city has a population of 223,220 on January 2015 and a population of 337,487 in the allover urban area of the city, making it the fifth-largest city of the Netherlands and the largest of North Brabant.
Neighboring cities and towns include Son en Breugel, Nuenen, Geldrop-Mierlo, Heeze-Leende, Waalre, Veldhoven, Eersel, Oirschot and Best. The agglomeration has a population of 337,487. The metropolitan area consists of 419,045 inhabitants. The city region has a population of 753,426. Also, Eindhoven is located in the Brabantse Stedenrij, a combined metropolitan area with more than 2 million inhabitants.