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Tilburg, Netherlands

Tilburg is a landlocked municipality and a city in the Netherlands, located in the southern province of Noord-Brabant. Tilburg municipality also includes the villages of Berkel-Enschot and Udenhout. With a population of, it is the second largest city of Noord-Brabant, and the sixth city of the Netherlands. Its metropolitan area, which includes Goirle, consists of inhabitants.Tilburg University is located in Tilburg, as are Avans University of Applied Sciences and Fontys University of Applied Sciences.Tilburg is known for its 10-day-long funfair, the largest in the Benelux, held in July each year. The Monday during the funfair is called "Roze Maandag" (Pink Monday), and is primarily gay-oriented, though also enjoyed by many heterosexuals.There are three railway stations within the municipality: Tilburg, Tilburg Universiteit and Tilburg Reeshof. The 75 hectare "Spoorzone" area around Tilburg Central station used to be owned by Dutch Railways as one of its national train maintenance yards. It has recently been purchased by the city and is currently being transformed into a happening urban zone, which should become an integral part of the inner city.