It is in the west of the city with about 10000 inhabitants. From the entrance of Spangen to the center is formed by the Mathenesserbrug across the Delfshavense Schie.
The design of the area is world-famous among architects and urban planners, but for the casual visitor it is not the first thing that strikes. Spangen is socio-economically one of the poorest neighborhoods of the country. Several blocks are restored, others are still on the nomination and in the meantime boarded up. The population is over 85 percent of foreign origin. Through trial and error the neighborhood tries to raise itself from the misery of the eighties and nineties of the twentieth century.
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