Weert

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Weert

Wieërt
Saint Martin church in Weert
Saint Martin church in Weert
Flag of Weert
Flag
Coat of arms of Weert
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Weert in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 51°15′N 5°42′E / 51.250°N 5.700°E / 51.250; 5.700Coordinates: 51°15′N 5°42′E / 51.250°N 5.700°E / 51.250; 5.700
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceLimburg
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorJos Heijmans (D66)
Area
 • Total105.52 km2 (40.74 sq mi)
 • Land104.52 km2 (40.36 sq mi)
 • Water1.00 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Elevation35 m (115 ft)
Population
(August 2017)[4]
 • Total49,651
 • Density475/km2 (1,230/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Weertenaar, Weerter
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
6000–6006, 6039
Area code0495
Websitewww.weert.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Weert, July 2013

Weert (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋeːrt] (About this soundlisten); Limburgish: Wieërt, local pronunciation: [βiəʀt]) is a municipality and city in the southeastern Netherlands. Weert had a population of 51.000 in 2017. It lies on the EindhovenMaastricht railway line, and is also astride the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal.

Population centres[edit]

The city of Weert[edit]

Weert received city rights in 1414.

Weert is known for its huge indoor shoppingcenter called 'De Munt', one of the largest in the south of the Netherlands. The inner city has a lot of squares with cosy restaurants and terraces. Almost all famous shopping brands are located in the city of Weert.

Furthermore, Weert is known for its large indoor and outdoor swimmingpool 'De Ijzerenman', with slides, 5 swimmingpools and a lake.

Demographics[edit]

Languages[edit]

  • Dutch in Weert is often spoken with a distinctive Limburgish accent, which should not be confused with the Limburgish language.
  • Limburgish (or Limburgian) is the overlapping term of the tonal dialects spoken in the Belgian and Dutch provinces of Limburg. The Weert dialect is only one of many variants of Limburgish.[5]

Transport[edit]

Railway station: Weert

Notable residents[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Weert is twinned with the following cities:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A.A.M.M. (Jos) Heijmans" (in Dutch). Gemeente Weert. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6001GJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ Heijmans, Linda; Gussenhoven, Carlos (1998), "The Dutch dialect of Weert" (PDF), Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 28: 107, doi:10.1017/S0025100300006307

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