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The modern town of Veldhoven is an agglomeration of formerly rural villages that in the twentieth century grew together to form one large suburban area catering to Eindhoven commuter needs. The villages are Veldhoven proper to the southwest, Meerveldhoven to the southeast, and Zeelst to the northeast. A new city centre was constructed between Zeelst and Veldhoven. The village of Oerle, also belonging to Veldhoven municipality, is still considered to be a separate village, even though the built-up area between Veldhoven and Oerle nowadays is continuous.
Veldhoven is home to the headquarters of the manufacturer of high-tech (semiconductor) lithography equipment ASML . ASML occupies the highest building (83 meters) in Veldhoven. The municipality boasts a large industrial and office area along the Gender, which also includes the second-largest hospital in the Eindhoven urban region, Maxima Medisch Centrum .
Eindhoven Airport is located nearby Veldhoven on the border with Eindhoven subdivision Meerhoven .
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