neighbourhood & former municipality
Location of Sint Pieter in Maastricht
Sint Pieter (Saint Peter) is a neighbourhood in the city of Maastricht, in the Dutch province of Limburg. It is located on the western bank of the river Meuse, in the south of the city, and borders Belgium (both Flanders and Wallonia). It is a relatively affluent neighbourhood.
Sint Pieter used to be a separate village, and was also a separate municipality until it merged with Maastricht in 1920. The municipality covered the village of Sint Pieter and the hill Sint-Pietersberg.
- In common parlance, the neighbourhoods of Jekerdal, Villapark and Sint Pieter are all perceived as constituting Sint Pieter.
- Sint Pieter is also the end of the famous Pieterpad.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Sint Pieter". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.
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