Saint Martin church in Weert
Location in Limburg
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Jos Heijmans (D66)|
|• Total||105.52 km2 (40.74 sq mi)|
|• Land||104.52 km2 (40.36 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.00 km2 (0.39 sq mi)|
|Elevation||35 m (115 ft)|
|Population (May 2014)|
|• Density||467/km2 (1,210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Weert (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋeːrt] ( ); Limburgish: Wieërt, local pronunciation: [β̞iə̯ʀ̝̊t]) is a municipality and city in the southeastern Netherlands. Weert had a population of 48,825 in 2014. It lies on the Eindhoven–Maastricht railway line, and is also astride the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal.
The city of Weert
Weert received city rights in 1414.
Railway station: Weert
- Frans Weekers (born 1967), Dutch Politician
- Jan Dibbets (born 1941), conceptual artist
- Ton van Loon (born 1956), military commander
- Lucas Hüsgen (born 1960), writer
- 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:
- "A.A.M.M. (Jos) Heijmans" (in Dutch). Gemeente Weert. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 6001GJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
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