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Maastricht ([maːˈstʁɪçt] (soothren Dutch an locally) or [maːˈstɾɪxt] ( listen) (northren Dutch); Limburgish (incl. Maastrichtian): Mestreech [məˈstʁeːç]; French: Maestricht (archaic); Spaingie: Mastrique (archaic)) is the caipital ceety o the Dutch province o Limburg. It is located on baith sides o the Meuse river (Dutch: Maas), at the pynt whaur the Jeker River (French: Geer) joins it.

View o the Maastricht ceety centre an Vrijthof Square frae the touer o Sint-Jans Church (Sint-Janskerk)
View o the Maastricht ceety centre an Vrijthof Square frae the touer o Sint-Jans Church (Sint-Janskerk)
Banner o Maastricht
Coat o airms o Maastricht
Coat o airms
Offeecial logo o Maastricht
Simplified airms
Anthem: Mestreechs Volksleed
Location of Maastricht
Coordinates: 50°51′4.47″N 5°41′26.65″E / 50.8512417°N 5.6907361°E / 50.8512417; 5.6907361
Kintra Netherlands Netherlands
Province Limburg (Netherlands) Flag.png Limburg
COROP Sooth Limburg
Settled500 BC
Ceety richts 1204
Ceety subdiveesions 40 neighbourhuids
 • Bouk Gemeenteraad Maastricht
 • Mayor Onno Hoes (VVD)
 • Total 60.06 km2 (23.19 sq mi)
 • Laund 56.80 km2 (21.93 sq mi)
 • Watter 3.26 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
Population (1 Januar 2013)
 • Tot 121,831
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
 • Demonym (Dutch) Maastrichtenaar;
(Limb.) Mestreechteneer or Sjeng
  Soorce: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code(s) 6200 AA - 6229 ZZ
Aurie code(s) 043

Maastricht developed frae a Roman settlement tae a releegious centre, a garrison ceety an an early industrial ceety.[1] Nowadays, it is kent as a ceety o history, cultur, local folklore an eddication,[2] an haes the seicont heichest amoont o naitional heritage steids (Rijksmonumenten) in the Netherlands efter Amsterdam, nummerin 1677. Furthermair, it haes acome kent, bi wye o the Maastricht Treaty, as the birthplace o the European Union, European citizenship, an the single European currency, the euro.[3][4] The toun is popular wi tourists for shoppin an recreation, an haes a lairge growin internaitional student population. Maastricht is a member o the Maist Auncient European Touns Network[5] an is pairt o the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, which includes nearby ceeties Aachen, Eupen, Hasselt, Liège an Tongeren.

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  1. "Zicht op Maastricht". Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  2. "VVV Maastricht". Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  3. Sponsored by. "The Economist ''Charlemagne: Return to Maastricht'' Oct 8th 2011". Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  4. BBC News Is Brighton the next Maastricht March 29th 2012
  5. MAETN (1999 [last update]). "diktyo". Retrieved 19 May 2011.  Check date values in: |year= (help)