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Church in Sweikhuizen
Church in Sweikhuizen
Flag of Schinnen
Coat of arms of Schinnen
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Schinnen in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 50°57′N 5°53′E / 50.950°N 5.883°E / 50.950; 5.883Coordinates: 50°57′N 5°53′E / 50.950°N 5.883°E / 50.950; 5.883
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Léon Frissen (acting) (CDA)
 • Total 24.12 km2 (9.31 sq mi)
 • Land 24.06 km2 (9.29 sq mi)
 • Water 0.06 km2 (0.02 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 71 m (233 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 12,962
 • Density 539/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6155, 6174, 6365, 6436–6439
Area code 046

Schinnen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsxɪnə(n)]; Limburgish: Sjènne) is a municipality and a town in the province of Limburg, the Netherlands. It is home to US Army Garrison Schinnen, a support base for US personnel assigned to nearby Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum.[5] It is also the location of Alfa Brewery, the only brewery in the Netherlands that uses an officially certified underground spring.[6]

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Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Schinnen, June 2015


  1. ^ "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Schinnen. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6365BK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "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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