The Geleenbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ɣəˈleːmbeːk]; Limburgish: Gelaenbaek [ʝəˈlɛːmbɛːk])[tone?] is a river in Limburg, the Netherlands. Its source is near the village Benzenrade, part of the city of Heerlen. It flows generally northwest, along Nuth, Schinnen, Spaubeek, turns north at Geleen, flows through the centre of Sittard, and further north through Nieuwstadt until it flows into a branch of the Meuse at Stevensweert.

Geleenbeek
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The Geleenbeek near Susteren
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The Geleenbeek (Gb) in South Limburg, with tributaries Roode Beek (R) and Caumerbeek (C).
Location
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceLimburg
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 • location
Meuse
 • coordinates
51°07′12″N 5°51′19″E / 51.1199°N 5.8552°E / 51.1199; 5.8552Coordinates: 51°07′12″N 5°51′19″E / 51.1199°N 5.8552°E / 51.1199; 5.8552
Length44.7 km (27.8 mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionMeuseNorth Sea
The Geleenbeek near Heerlen

Its Latin name is "Glana", which means "bright brook".

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