Church in Nieuwstadt
Location in Limburg
|Established||1 January 2003|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Jos Hessels (CDA)|
|• Total||104.53 km2 (40.36 sq mi)|
|• Land||103.11 km2 (39.81 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)|
|Elevation||30 m (100 ft)|
|• Density||308/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code||046, 0475|
Echt-Susteren (Dutch pronunciation (help·info); Limburgish: Ech-Zöstere) is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. Echt-Susteren was created in 2003 by merging the former municipalities of Echt and Susteren.
Susteren is situated in a Euregional area. In the west the municipality borders to Belgium and in the east to Germany. The narrowest is only 4.8 km wide. It is possible to walk from Germany to Belgium via Netherlands in under an hour. The area of Echt-Susteren is a green municipality also known as the green waist of Limburg.
Aasterberg, Baakhoven, Berkelaar, Dieteren, Echt, Echterbosch, Gebroek, Heide, Hingen, Illikhoven, Kokkelert, Koningsbosch, Maria-Hoop, Nieuwstadt, Oevereind, Ophoven, Oud-Roosteren, Peij, Pepinusbrug, Roosteren, Schilberg, Sint Joost, Slek, Susteren, Visserweert.
Echt is a former municipality. It received city rights in 1343.
Susteren is a former municipality. It received city rights in 1276.
Maria-Hoop is a small village in the neighbourhood of the hamlets Echterbosch and Putbroek and the village Koningsbosch. Originally named Diergaarde, the village's named was changed to Maria-Hoop in 1953, after the local church Moeder der H. Hoop.
The name of the village of Roosteren (population circa 1600, including Kokkelert and Oevereind) was derived from a combination of the Rode Beek (Red Brook) and the town of Suestra (Susteren) leading to the name Roosteren. The village has two 'castles', the Castle Ter Boch and the Castle Eyckholt and a number of Lord Manors. It is located in between the Meuse River (Maas River) and the Juliana Canal (Juliana Kanaal) with a small part of the village separated from the main population centre by the canal: Oud Roosteren (Old Roosteren). The main church is located in Roosteren whereas the cemetery is located near the site of the former church in Old Roosteren.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Echt-Susteren, June 2015
- Edith Stein (1891–1942) a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Catholicism and became a nun. She is canonized as a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church. Lived in Echt
- Emeri Johannes van Donzel (1925 in Nieuwstadt − 2017) a Dutch historian of the Middle East, particularly Ethiopia
- Martin van der Borgh (1934 in Koningsbosch – 2018) a Dutch racing cyclist
- Frans Wackers (born 1939 in Echt) a medical doctor and research scientist into nuclear cardiology
- Jan Schröder (1941 in Koningsbosch – 2007) a Dutch professional road and track cyclist.
- Sef Vergoossen (born 1947 in Echt) a former Dutch football manager.
- Ria Oomen-Ruijten (born 1950 in St Joost) a Dutch politician
- Ien Lucas (born 1955 in Echt) a Dutch visual artist who creates abstract paintings on canvas or wood
- Adrian van Hooydonk (born 1964 in Echt) a Dutch automobile designer and BMW Group's Design Director
- Roland van Vliet (born 1969 in Susteren) a Dutch independent politician
- Laurence Stassen (born 1971 in Sittard) an independent Dutch politician and a former freelance TV presenter; lives in Echt.
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- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
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- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.