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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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Maastricht halts medical internship in Ghana - GhanaWeb Tweet this news
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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

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)
Geology & HydrologyJuliana Canal * Maastrichtian (geological period) * Meuse * Zuid-Willemsvaart
Region / Urban areaMeuse-Rhine Euroregion * South Limburg * Lanaken (B) * Riemst (B) (Kanne)
Local politics (mayors)Gerd Leers (CDA) (2002-2010) * Jan Mans (PvdA) (2010-)
International politicsMaastricht Treaty (1992)
Amstel Gold Race (cycling) * Maastricht Wildcats (American football) * MVV (football)
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


North Brabant
North Holland
South Holland
The Hague

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