Saint Lambert church in Nederweert
Location in Limburg
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Henk Evers (PvdA)|
|• Total||101.78 km2 (39.30 sq mi)|
|• Land||100.23 km2 (38.70 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.55 km2 (0.60 sq mi)|
|Elevation||33 m (108 ft)|
|Population (August 2017)|
|• Density||170/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Nederweert ( pronunciation (help·info)) (Limburgish: Ni-jwieërt) is a municipality and a town in southeastern Netherlands with a population of 17,001 as of 2017 and has an area of 101.78 km2 (39.30 sq mi) of which 1.55 km2 (0.60 sq mi) is water.
Nederweert lies at the intersection of three channels: the Zuid-Willemsvaart, the Noordervaart and the channel Wessem-Nederweert. In the 19th century these channels provided transport routes to export peat that was harvested from the Peel. These channels connect Nederweert to Maastricht and 's-Hertogenbosch.
Nederweert was originally called 'Merefelt' which means 'amongst the lakes', though it was later named Weert van den nedersten eynde. A 'Weert' in old Dutch means a high place in the landscape. This latter name later changed into Nederweert as it is called today.
Before the 14th century Nederweert was part of the municipality of Weert. The first reference which speaks of Nederweert as independent was in 1419.
Nederweert has been under rule of the Graven van Horn (the dukes of Horn) until 1701. Later in 1715 it became part of the southern states of the Netherlands.
The most prominent monument of Nederweert is the Sint-Lambertus Kerk. It is a Brabantine Gothic-style church that was built in 1467.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Nederweert, June 2015
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