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Full nameMaastricht
Official nameMaastricht
Native nameMestreech
Settlement typeMunicipality
AnthemMestreechs Volksleed
CountryNL Netherlands
COROPSouth Limburg
Settled≈ 500 BC
City rights1204
BodyGemeenteraad Maastricht
MayorOnno Hoes
Total Area23.2 sq mi (60.06 km2)
Land Area21.9 sq mi (56.80 km2)
Water Area1.3 sq mi (3.26 km2)
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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