Eindhoven received its city rights in 1232. At the end of the nineteenth century, Philips established its lamps factory in Eindhoven, leading to a stream of new workers and at the same time residents of the city. In 1920 the town of Eindhoven was merged with five surrounding villages (now city areas): Gestel, Stratum, Strijp, Tongelre and Woensel. Around 750,000 people live in the Eindhoven region or SRE (Cityregion Eindhoven).
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Eindhoven isn't just a city with high-tech activities, it also offers a varied selection of extensive public parks and gardens. You can take enjoyable walks or just relax in the Stadswandelpark, Wandelpark Eckart, the Philips de Jongh Wandelpark, the Philips van Lennep Park and the Henri Dunant Park, as well as around the 'Karpendonkse Plas' lake.
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