Weert (Dutch: [ʋeːrt] (listen); Limburgish: Wieërt [βiəʀt] (city dialect) and Weert [βeəʀt] (rural dialect)) is a municipality and city in the southeastern Netherlands located in the western part of the province of Limburg. It lies on the Eindhoven–Maastricht railway line, and is also astride the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal.
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Raymond Vlecken (CDA)|
|• Total||105.54 km2 (40.75 sq mi)|
|• Land||104.32 km2 (40.28 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)|
|Elevation||35 m (115 ft)|
|• Density||478/km2 (1,240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The city of WeertEdit
Weert received city rights in 1414.
Weert is known for its indoor shopping center called "De Munt," one of the largest in the south of the Netherlands. The inner city has many of squares with cosy restaurants and terraces. Many of well-known shopping brands are located in the city of Weert.
Furthermore, Weert is known for its large indoor and outdoor swimming complex known as "De IJzerenman," which includes slides, 5 swimming pools, and a lake.
- 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 dialects spoken in the Belgian and Dutch provinces of Limburg. The Weert dialect is only one of many variants of Limburgish.
Railway station: Weert
- Willem van Heythuysen (1590s – 1650), cloth merchant
- Jan Dibbets (born 1941), conceptual artist
- Jan Koenderink (born 1943) physicist and psychologist
- Ton van Loon (born 1956), military commander
- Lucas Hüsgen (born 1960), writer
- Frans Weekers (born 1967), Dutch Politician
- Jeroen Lenaers (born 1984) Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament
- Kelly Weekers (born 1989) Miss Nederland 2011
- Gonnelien Rothenberger (born 1968), equestrian
- Sjeng Schalken (born 1976), tennis player
- Elbekay Bouchiba (born 1978), footballer
- Frank van Kouwen (born 1980), footballer
- Bjorn Hoeben (born 1980), cyclist
- Olivier Tielemans (born 1984), race car driver
- Pieter Custers (born 1984), archer
- Steef Nieuwendaal (born 1986), footballer
Weert is twinned with the following cities:
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- Dutch Wiki, Lucas Hüsgen