Maasgouw

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Maasgouw
Municipality
Hasselholt castle in Ohé en Laak
Hasselholt castle in Ohé en Laak
Flag of Maasgouw
Flag
Coat of arms of Maasgouw
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Maasgouw in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 51°9′N 5°54′E / 51.150°N 5.900°E / 51.150; 5.900Coordinates: 51°9′N 5°54′E / 51.150°N 5.900°E / 51.150; 5.900
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceLimburg
Established1 January 2007[1]
Government[2]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorStef Strous (PvdA)
Area[3]
 • Total57.99 km2 (22.39 sq mi)
 • Land45.83 km2 (17.70 sq mi)
 • Water12.16 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Elevation[4]27 m (89 ft)
Population (August 2017)[5]
 • Total23,762
 • Density518/km2 (1,340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
PostcodeParts of 6000 range
Area code0475
Websitegemeentemaasgouw.nl

Maasgouw is a municipality in the Dutch province of Limburg. It is located on both banks of the river Meuse southwest of the city of Roermond. It was formed in a merger of the former municipalities of Heel, Maasbracht and Thorn on 1 January 2007.

The municipality contains a number of towns and villages: Beegden, Brachterbeek, Heel, Linne, Maasbracht, Ohé en Laak, Panheel, Stevensweert, Thorn, and Wessem.

Topography[edit]

Gem-Maasgouw-OpenTopo.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Maasgouw, June 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2007" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2007]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Burgemeester Strous" [Mayor Strous] (in Dutch). Gemeente Maasgouw. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 6051DZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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