Arrondissement of Maaseik

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Arrondissement of Maaseik
Arrondissement Maaseik
Arrondissement of Belgium
Location of the arrondissement in Limburg
Location of the arrondissement in Limburg
Coordinates: 51°09′N 5°30′E / 51.15°N 5.5°E / 51.15; 5.5Coordinates: 51°09′N 5°30′E / 51.15°N 5.5°E / 51.15; 5.5
Country  Belgium
Region  Flemish Region
Province  Limburg
Municipalities 13
Area
 • Total 884.43 km2 (341.48 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2015)
 • Total 238,338
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

The Arrondissement of Maaseik (Dutch: Arrondissement Maaseik; French: Arrondissement de Maaseik) is one of the three administrative arrondissements in the Province of Limburg, Belgium. It is not a judicial arrondissement. The municipalities of Bocholt, Bree, Kinrooi, Meeuwen-Gruitrode, Dilsen-Stokkem and Maaseik, are part of the Judicial Arrondissement of Tongeren, while the rest of its municipalities are part of the Judicial Arrondissement of Hasselt.

The arrondissement was created in 1839 to form the Belgian part of the former arrondissement of Roermond, which ceased to exist due to the splitting of Limburg. The canton of Peer was also moved from the arrondissement of Hasselt to the new arrondissement of Maaseik.

Municipalities[edit]

The Administrative Arrondissement of Maaseik consists of the following municipalities: