Weert (Dutch: [ʋeːrt] (audio speaker iconlisten); 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 EindhovenMaastricht railway line, and is also astride the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal.

Weert
Wieërt
Saint Martin church in Weert
Saint Martin church in Weert
Highlighted position of Weert in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Weert is located in Netherlands
Weert
Weert
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 51°15′N 5°42′E / 51.250°N 5.700°E / 51.250; 5.700Coordinates: 51°15′N 5°42′E / 51.250°N 5.700°E / 51.250; 5.700
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceLimburg
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRaymond Vlecken (CDA)
Area
 • Total105.54 km2 (40.75 sq mi)
 • Land104.32 km2 (40.28 sq mi)
 • Water1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Elevation35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total49,842
 • Density478/km2 (1,240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Weertenaar, Weerter
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
6000–6006, 6039
Area code0495
Websitewww.weert.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Weert, July 2013

Population centresEdit

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.

DemographicsEdit

LanguagesEdit

  • 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.[5]

TransportEdit

Railway station: Weert

Notable residentsEdit

SportEdit

Sister citiesEdit

Weert is twinned with the following cities:

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "mr. R.J.H. (Raymond) Vlecken" (in Dutch). Gemeente Weert. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6001GJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Heijmans, Linda; Gussenhoven, Carlos (1998), "The Dutch dialect of Weert" (PDF), Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 28: 107, doi:10.1017/S0025100300006307
  6. ^ Dutch Wiki, Lucas Hüsgen

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