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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
Hasselholt castle in Ohé en Laak
Flag of Maasgouw
Coat of arms of Maasgouw
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Maasgouw in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Maasgouw is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
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
Country Netherlands
Established1 January 2007[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorStef Strous (PvdA)
 • Total57.99 km2 (22.39 sq mi)
 • Land45.83 km2 (17.70 sq mi)
 • Water12.16 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Elevation27 m (89 ft)
 (August 2017)[5]
 • Total23,762
 • Density518/km2 (1,340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Parts of 6000 range
Area code0475

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



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


  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2007" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2007]. (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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