Weert

Weert (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋeːrt] (listen); Limburgish: Wieërt, local pronunciation: [βiəʀt]) is a municipality and city in the southeastern Netherlands. Weert had a population of 51.000 in 2017. It lies on the EindhovenMaastricht railway line, and is also astride the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal.

Weert

Wieërt
Saint Martin church in Weert
Location in Limburg
Weert
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 51°15′N 5°42′E
Country Netherlands
ProvinceLimburg
Government
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorJos Heijmans (D66)
Area
  Total105.52 km2 (40.74 sq mi)
  Land104.52 km2 (40.36 sq mi)
  Water1.00 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Elevation35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
  Total49,651
  Density475/km2 (1,230/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Weertenaar, Weerter
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
6000–6006, 6039
Area code0495
Websitewww.weert.nl

Population centres

The city of Weert

Weert received city rights in 1414.

Weert is known for its huge indoor shoppingcenter called 'De Munt', one of the largest in the south of the Netherlands. The inner city has a lot of squares with cosy restaurants and terraces. Almost all famous shopping brands are located in the city of Weert.

Furthermore, Weert is known for its large indoor and outdoor swimmingpool 'De Ijzerenman', with slides, 5 swimmingpools and a lake.

Demographics

Languages

  • 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]

Transport

Railway station: Weert

Notable residents

Sport

Sister cities

Weert is twinned with the following cities:

References

  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. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. Heijmans, Linda; Gussenhoven, Carlos (1998), "The Dutch dialect of Weert" (PDF), Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 28: 107, doi:10.1017/S0025100300006307
  6. Dutch Wiki, Lucas Hüsgen


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