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Maastricht

Maastricht
Administration
Full nameMaastricht
Official nameMaastricht
Native nameMestreech
Settlement typeMunicipality
AnthemMestreechs Volksleed
CountryNL Netherlands
ProvinceLimburg
COROPSouth Limburg
Settled≈ 500 BC
City rights1204
Government
BodyGemeenteraad Maastricht
MayorOnno Hoes
Geography
Total Area23.2 sq mi (60.06 km2)
Land Area21.9 sq mi (56.80 km2)
Water Area1.3 sq mi (3.26 km2)
Demography
Total Population118523 (1 January 2010)
Density (pop.)1957/km2 (5068.6/sq mi)
Demonym(Dutch) Maastrichtenaar;
(Limb.) Mestreechteneer or Sjeng
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code(s)6200 AA - 6229 ZZ
Area code043

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Maastricht (-nlmaːˈstʁɪçt (southern Dutch) or -nlmaːˈstɾɪxt145 Maastricht.ogg (northern); Limburgish (incl. Maastrichtian) Mestreech -dediaməˈstʁeːç; French Maëstricht (archaic); Spanish Mastrique (archaic)) is a city in the Netherlands. It is located in the southern part of the Dutch province of Limburg, of which it is the capital.

In Dutch, a resident of Maastricht is referred to as Maastrichtenaar whilst in the local dialect it is either Mestreechteneer or, colloquially, Sjeng (derived from the formerly popular French name Jean).

Maastricht is widely known as a city of history, culture, local folklore and education. The town is popular with tourists for shopping and recreation. Maastricht is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. The city has a large growing international student population.

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Together with Melissa Venema he plays Il Silenzio by trumpet player Nini Rosso.
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'Ave Maria' door de engelachtige Mirusia Louwerse op 5 juli 2008 bij André Rieu op het Vrijthof te Maastricht tijdens een massaal bezocht optreden vol passie...
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Mirusia Louwerse sings the most beautiful song by Franz Schubert. The Ave Maria LYRICS: Ave Maria, gratia plena. Maria, gratia plena Maria, gratia plena Ave,...
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Andre Rieu : Ein Sommernachtstraum - Live in Maastricht 2010.
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Andre Rieu - Alte Kameraden 2009 Ein 1889 von dem Militärmusiker Carl Teike in Ulm komponierter Marsch.
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André Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra performing "And The Waltz Goes On" in Maastricht. A Waltz composed by Sir Anthony Hopkins. Taken from "André Rieu -...
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On request. Andre Rieu is playing the song Nearer my god to thee (Näher mein Gott zu dir) in Maastricht from the concert "Zauber der Musik" Live in Maastrich...
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HollandSentinel.com--By Anonymous Brittany Lynn Goodman and Thomas John Van -Maastricht- are engaged and planning to marry on July 9, 2011. The announcement is made by their parents, Gale and Diane Goodman of Dorr, and Jim and Elaine Van -Maastricht- of H - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:58:41 GMT+00:00
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Mangalorean.com--Professors, officials and students from -Maastricht- University, Netherlands and McMaster University, Canada joined Manipal University to open a new chapter in Global Health with this symposium. The two-day event was inaugurated by Manipa - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 03:26:04 GMT+00:00
Sir Antony Hopkins Writes Waltz For Andre Rieu - Undercover Music News Tweet this news
Undercover Music News--Sir Antony Hopkins has joined Andre Rieu in -Maastricht-, Holland for the debut performance of a 'And The Waltz Goes On', a piece Hopkins wrote especially for the maestro. The famous actor Hopkins, best known as the evil H - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:36:07 GMT+00:00
Maastricht halts medical internship in Ghana - GhanaWeb Tweet this news
GhanaWeb--The University of -Maastricht- will no longer send medical students to Ghana, the school announced Thursday. The decision comes after three of the school's interns who were training inGhana were endangered during rebel attacks two weeks ago - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 19:35:21 GMT+00:00
MVC hosts 5th annual Maastricht Institute - The Marshall Democrat-News Tweet this news
The Marshall Democrat-News--By SARAH REED/Staff Writer Rocky Reininger, a 1973 Missouri Valley College alumnus, speaks to participants Wednesday, April 13, during the fifth annual -Maastricht- Institute of Entrepreneurship at MVC. Some students copiously - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 17:43:36 GMT+00:00
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BBC News--British withdrawal from the EU was the UK Independence Party's original raison d'etre when it was formed by Alan Sked in 1993, not long after the -Maastricht- Treaty was signed. Mr Sked, a history professor at the London School of Econ - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:37:39 GMT+00:00
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Times of Malta--The -Maastricht- criteria were intended to create a loose framework within which fiscal discipline could be enforced. Ten years of success helped the euro establish itself as a global currency. It even started to challenge the supremacy of - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:42:53 GMT+00:00
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Business Wire (press release)--Thomas Christiansen, -Maastricht- University, The Netherlands 'Linguistic diversity is a symbol of European democracy, but it also complicates political dialogue and the exchange of ideas. This tension is studied in thi - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:26:02 GMT+00:00

Election results of 2006: council seats
Public Institutions :
Party Seats Compared to 2002
PvdA 13 +5
CDA 7 -4
GroenLinks 5 0
VVD 3(4) -1
SP 3 +1
Senioren 3 0
D66 2 0
Stadsbelangen 2 -1
Liberalen Maastricht 1 0
Total 39

Distances to other cities :
class="plainlinksneverexpand"Maastrichtian municipal anthem (Mestreechs Volksleed) (2002)

Maastricht and related topics

Culture
GeneralBonnefanten Museum * Flag * Judaism in Maastricht * Limburgish language (Maastrichtian variant) * The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF)
EducationMaastricht School of Management * Maastricht University (incl. University College Maastricht) * Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (incl. Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht * Academy of Music Maastricht * Academy of Dramatic Arts Maastricht * Hotelschool Maastricht)
HistoryFirst Siege (1579) * Capture of Maastricht (1632) * Second Siege (1673) * Third Siege (1748) * Département de Meuse-Inférieure (1795-1814) * Battle of Maastricht (1940)
Geography
Geology & HydrologyJuliana Canal * Maastrichtian (geological period) * Meuse * Zuid-Willemsvaart
Region / Urban areaMeuse-Rhine Euroregion * South Limburg * Lanaken (B) * Riemst (B) (Kanne)
Politics
Local politics (mayors)Gerd Leers (CDA) (2002-2010) * Jan Mans (PvdA) (2010-)
International politicsMaastricht Treaty (1992)
Sports
Amstel Gold Race (cycling) * Maastricht Wildcats (American football) * MVV (football)
Transportation
A2 motorway * Maastricht-Aachen Airport (shared with Aachen, Germany) * Maastricht railway station * Maastricht Randwyck railway station

Municipalities of Limburg

Beek * Beesel * Bergen * Brunssum * Echt-Susteren * Eijsden * Gennep * Gulpen-Wittem * Heerlen * Horst aan de Maas * Kerkrade * Landgraaf * Leudal * Maasgouw * Maastricht * Margraten * Meerssen * Mook en Middelaar * Nederweert * Nuth * Onderbanken * Peel en Maas * Roerdalen * Roermond * Schinnen * Simpelveld * Sittard-Geleen * Stein * Vaals * Valkenburg aan de Geul * Venlo * Venray * Voerendaal * Weert

Capital cities of the Netherlands

Drenthe
Assen
Flevoland

Lelystad
Friesland
Leeuwarden
Gelderland
Arnhem
Groningen
Groningen
Limburg
Maastricht
North Brabant
's-Hertogenbosch
North Holland
Haarlem
Overijssel
Zwolle
South Holland
The Hague
Utrecht
Utrecht
Zeeland
Middelburg



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