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.
Hasselholt castle in Ohé en Laak
Location in Limburg
|Established||1 January 2007|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Stef Strous (PvdA)|
|• Total||58.12 km2 (22.44 sq mi)|
|• Land||45.71 km2 (17.65 sq mi)|
|• Water||12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)|
|Elevation||27 m (89 ft)|
|• Density||519/km2 (1,340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Parts of 6000 range
The municipality contains a number of towns and villages:
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Maasgouw, June 2015.
- Henk van Hoof (born 1947) a retired Dutch politician, lives in Ohé en Laak
- Jan Cober (born 1951 in Thorn) a Dutch conductor and clarinet player
- Guido Geelen (born 1961 in Thorn) a Dutch sculptor, furniture designer and ceramist
- Margo Reuten (born ca.1966 in Maasbracht) a Dutch head chef, holds two Michelin stars
- Lies Visschedijk (born 1974 in Heel) a Dutch actress
- Annemiek Derckx (born 1954 in Beegden) a Dutch sprint canoer, twice bronze medallist at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics
- Bas Peters (born 1976 in Heel) a Dutch mountain biker, competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Mark van Bommel (born 1977 in Maasbracht) a Dutch former footballer with 536 club caps.
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- "Burgemeester Strous" [Mayor Strous] (in Dutch). Gemeente Maasgouw. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
- "Postcodetool for 6051DZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- IMDb Database retrieved 02 December 2019
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