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This article is about the municipality in the Netherlands. For other uses, see Weert (disambiguation).
Saint Martin church in Weert
Saint Martin church in Weert
Flag of Weert
Coat of arms of Weert
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Weert in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 51°15′N 5°42′E / 51.250°N 5.700°E / 51.250; 5.700Coordinates: 51°15′N 5°42′E / 51.250°N 5.700°E / 51.250; 5.700
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Jos Heijmans (D66)
 • Total 105.52 km2 (40.74 sq mi)
 • Land 104.52 km2 (40.36 sq mi)
 • Water 1.00 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 35 m (115 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 48,825
 • Density 467/km2 (1,210/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Weertenaar, Weerter
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6000–6006, 6039
Area code 0495
Website www.weert.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Weert, July 2013

Weert (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋeːrt]; Limburgish: Wieërt, local pronunciation: [βiəʀt]) is a municipality and city in the southeastern Netherlands. Weert had a population of 48,825 in 2014. It lies on the EindhovenMaastricht railway line, and is also astride the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal.

Population centres[edit]

The city of Weert[edit]

Weert received city rights in 1414.



  • Dutch in Weert is often spoken with a distinctive Limburgish accent, which should not be confused with the Limburgish language.
  • Limburgish (or Limburgian) is the overlapping term of the tonal dialects spoken in the Belgian and Dutch provinces of Limburg. The Weert dialect is only one of many variants of Limburgish.[5]


Railway station: Weert

Notable residents[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Weert is twinned with the following cities:


  1. ^ "A.A.M.M. (Jos) Heijmans" (in Dutch). Gemeente Weert. Retrieved 4 December 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 6001GJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Heijmans, Linda; Gussenhoven, Carlos (1998), "The Dutch dialect of Weert" (PDF), Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 28: 107, doi:10.1017/S0025100300006307 

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