Pernis is a village and district of the municipality of
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands. The district has a population of 4,560 (2005) on a total area size of 1.60 km². Pernis is not a full submunicipality ("deelgemeente") of Rotterdam, but the former independent municipality nevertheless has its own district council. Although surrounded by ports, Pernis has preserved it's village-like atmosphere very well.
Pernis is best known because of its
petrochemicalindustry. Many refineries are part of its skyline.
Pernis was a separate municipality until 1934, when it became part of Rotterdam. [Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [http://www.knaw.nl/cfdata/publicaties/detail.cfm?boeken__ordernr=20061061] ]
Notable people born in Pernis
Sjaak Troost(born 1959) – Feyenoord football (soccer) defender
* [http://www.pernis.rotterdam.nl Website of the district council of Pernis]
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