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Marktplatz from Elburg, Holland

The Elburg square is the result of the intersection of the two main arteries, which reproduces on a much smaller scale the proportions of the quadrangle representing the city map. Elburg has a perfect geometric proportion, thought out in such a manner so that the measures would link to the golden number. The city’s shape, which has been preserved without any changes, grew between 1392 and 1396 and is an exception for the Middle Ages. All the roads are linked to the margin and to the square, which lies exactly in the geometric centre of the quadrangle.