Vlaardingen vlär´dĭng-ən [key], city (1994 pop. 73,820), South Holland prov., SW Netherlands, on the Nieuwe Maas (New Meuse) River, near Rotterdam. It is an industrial city, a major port, and a fishing center, especially for herring and cod.
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