Maasgouw

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Maasgouw
Municipality
Hasselholt castle in Ohé en Laak
Hasselholt castle in Ohé en Laak
Flag of Maasgouw
Flag
Coat of arms of Maasgouw
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Maasgouw in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
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
Province Limburg
Established 1 January 2007[1]
Government[2]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Stef Strous (PvdA)
Area[3]
 • Total 57.99 km2 (22.39 sq mi)
 • Land 45.83 km2 (17.70 sq mi)
 • Water 12.16 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 27 m (89 ft)
Population (January 2014)[5]
 • Total 23,888
 • Density 521/km2 (1,350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode Parts of 6000 range
Area code 0475
Website gemeentemaasgouw.nl

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.

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

Topography[edit]

2013-Maasgouw.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Maasgouw, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2007" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2007]. cbs.nl (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. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

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