Sevenum

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Sevenum
Zaerum
City and former municipality
Flag of Sevenum
Flag
Coat of arms of Sevenum
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°25′N 6°02′E / 51.417°N 6.033°E / 51.417; 6.033
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
Municipality Horst aan de Maas
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
The centre of Sevenum. About this sound Hear the church bells ringing. 

Sevenum (About this sound pronunciation ) (Limburgish: Zaerem) is a town in the province Limburg in the southeastern Netherlands. Until 2010, it was also the name of the municipality comprising the towns of Sevenum, Kronenberg and Evertsoord.

Location[edit]

Sevenum's neighbour towns are (clockwise, starting from East): Blerick, Venlo, Maasbree, Kronenberg, Grubbenvorst, Hegelsom, Horst, Grubbenvorst.

Sevenum-town and Kronenberg are tangented by highway E34, provincial road N277 (Middenpeelweg), and the railroad track Eindhoven-Venlo; Evertsoord lies on the edge of the Peel, a former peatland.

Dialect[edit]

Sevenum's dialect, "Zaerums", is transitional between Limburgish, North-Limburgish (see Low Rhenish), and Brabantian. Different groupings of dialects exist; in the diagram "Kleverlandish" on this page, Sevenum is situated near the bottom-left corner of the blue area, which is the intersection of the horizontal "ich/ik" isogloss (the Uerdingen line) with the vertical "kalt/koud" isogloss.

The overview of town names in Limburgish at Streektaal.net [1] lists "Zaerum" (Sevenum) and "De Kroeënenberg" (Kronenberg), but it doesn't include "De Pieël" (Evertsoord), considering it to be in the North-Limburgish area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://taal.phileon.nl/lim_namenlijst.php

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 51°25′N 6°02′E / 51.417°N 6.033°E / 51.417; 6.033