Landgraaf

Landgraaf (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɑntxraːf] (About this soundlisten); Limburgish: Lankgraaf) is a municipality in southeastern Limburg, Netherlands, forming part of the Parkstad Limburg agglomeration. Snow World is the largest indoor ski piste in Europe.

Landgraaf

Lankgraaf
Watermill at Strijthagen castle
Watermill at Strijthagen castle
Flag of Landgraaf
Flag
Coat of arms of Landgraaf
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Landgraaf in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 50°54′N 6°1′E / 50.900°N 6.017°E / 50.900; 6.017Coordinates: 50°54′N 6°1′E / 50.900°N 6.017°E / 50.900; 6.017
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceLimburg
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRaymond Vlecken (CDA)
Area
 • Total24.66 km2 (9.52 sq mi)
 • Land24.58 km2 (9.49 sq mi)
 • Water0.08 km2 (0.03 sq mi)
Elevation161 m (528 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total37,591
 • Density1,529/km2 (3,960/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Landgravenaar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
6370–6374
Area code045
Websitewww.landgraaf.nl

Population centresEdit

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Landgraaf, June 2015

Special informationEdit

A pop music festival called Pinkpop is held annually on the Pentecost weekend in Schaesberg, a town in Landgraaf.

Landgraaf is home to the largest indoor ski piste in Europe, called Snow World.[5]

Notable nativesEdit

 
Annemarie Mol, 2012

See alsoEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Burgemeester en wethouders" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Landgraaf. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 31 October 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 6371LA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Snow World Landgraaf

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