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Limburg

(lĭm`bûrg, Du. lĭm`bûrkh), Fr. Limbourg, province (1991 pop. 750,435), 930 sq mi (2,409 sq km), NE Belgium, bordering on the Netherlands in the north. The chief cities are HasseltHasselt
, city (1991 pop. 66,611), capital of Limburg prov., NE Belgium, in the Campine region, a port on the Albert Canal. It is a commercial and industrial center and a rail junction. Hasselt was chartered in 1232. The Dutch defeated the Belgians there in 1831.
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 (the capital), TongerenTongeren
, Fr. Tongres, commune (1991 pop. 29,451), Limburg prov., E Belgium. It is the trade center of the productive Hesbaye farm region. As a center of Gaul, it was a major Roman stronghold, flourishing in the reign of Tiberius (A.D. 14–37).
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, and Sint-TruidenSint-Truiden
, Fr. Saint-Trond, town (1991 pop. 36,994), Limburg prov., E Belgium. It is primarily an industrial center but is noted for its cherries. Sint-Truiden developed around an abbey founded in the 7th cent. by St. Trudo.
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. The province is bordered in the east by the Meuse River and is crossed by the Albert CanalAlbert Canal,
waterway, c.80 mi (130 km) long, N Belgium, from the Meuse River to the Scheldt River; constructed 1930–39. The canal connects the important industrial region around Liège with the port of Antwerp, Belgium.
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. It is largely agricultural; dairy products, fruit, grains, and sugar beets as well as market garden produce are cultivated. Coal is mined, although in decreasing quantities, in the Campine region in the north. Most of Limburg was included in the prince-bishopric of LiègeLiège
, Du. Luik, Ger. Lüttich, province (1991 pop. 999,646), 1,526 sq mi (3,952 sq km), E Belgium, bordering on Germany in the east. The chief cities are Liège (the capital), Verviers, Herstal, Huy, and Seraing.
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 until 1792. It became (1815) part of the Dutch province of Limburg, which was divided between Belgium and the Netherlands in 1839. Limburg's population is largely Dutch-speaking.

Limburg

(lĭm`bûrg, Dutch lĭm`bûrkh), province (1994 pop. 1,125,200), c.850 sq mi (2,200 sq km), SE Netherlands, bordering on Belgium in the west and south and Germany in the east. MaastrichtMaastricht
, city (1994 pop. 118,102), capital of Limburg prov., SE Netherlands, on the Maas (Meuse) River and on the Albert Canal system. It is an important rail and river transportation point and an industrial center.
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, on the Meuse (Maas) River, is the province's capital and chief industrial center. Regional industries include chemicals, clothing, and metal products. Wheat is grown, and pigs and poultry are raised. Market gardening is important in VenloVenlo
, city (1994 pop. 65,367), Limburg prov., SE Netherlands, on the Maas (Meuse) River, near the German border. It is a trade center for fruit and vegetables. Manufactures include lumber and chemicals.
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. HeerlenHeerlen
, city (1994 pop. 95,794), Limburg prov., SE Netherlands. It is an industrial and transportation center. Manufactures include textiles and food products. The city was a major coal-mining center from the late 19th cent. to the early 1970s, when mining operations were closed.
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, RoermondRoermond
, city (1994 pop. 43,110), Limburg prov., SE Netherlands, at the confluence of the Maas (Meuse) and Roer rivers. It has an agricultural market. Manufactures include chemicals, electrical equipment, clothing, and wool products.
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, and Sittard are other principal cities. Rich in historic antiquities, the province takes its name from the former duchy of Limburg, which comprised the southern part of the modern province, including Maastricht, and an eastern portion of modern LiègeLiège
, Du. Luik, Ger. Lüttich, province (1991 pop. 999,646), 1,526 sq mi (3,952 sq km), E Belgium, bordering on Germany in the east. The chief cities are Liège (the capital), Verviers, Herstal, Huy, and Seraing.
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 prov. in Belgium. The small town of Limbourg, E of Liège, was its capital. Founded in the 11th cent., the duchy was divided in the Peace of Westphalia (1648) between the United Netherlands (which received Maastricht) and the Spanish Netherlands. The duchy was united (1815) under the kingdom of the Netherlands. Limburg prov., as established in 1815, did not correspond to the borders of the old duchy. It was contested after the establishment (1831) of an independent Belgium. The Dutch-Belgian treaty of 1839 divided the territory, which was incorporated with the Dutch and Belgian provinces of Limburg. Belgian separatist feeling existed in the Netherlands' Limburg prov. in the 19th cent.; the area was not fully integrated into the Dutch national structure until the early 20th cent.

Limburg

 

(Limbourg), a province in Belgium on the border with the Netherlands. Area, 2,400 sq km. Population, 656,500 (1971). Capital, Hasselt.

Limburg is an agricultural region. There is a coal basin around Genk. Other industries include chemical processing, machine building, and nonferrous metallurgy. The Albert Canal crosses Limburg.


Limburg

 

a province in the Netherlands on the border with Belgium, in the Maas River basin. Area, 2,200 sq km. Population, 1,022,400 (1972). Capital, Maastricht.

The country’s most important coal basin is in Limburg, around Heerlen. Approximately 102,500 workers (1970) are engaged in the manufacturing industries: 27.5 percent are in metalworking, including electrical engineering; approximately 16 percent in chemistry, mainly in fertilizer and plastics production; approximately 10 percent in china and earthenware production; approximately 10 percent in apparel and textiles; and less than 5 percent in food processing. Cement is produced in Limburg. Rye, oats, potatoes, and sugar beets are cultivated. There are orchards.


Limburg

 

a historic region in Western Europe.

In the 11th century Limburg was a county, and in the 12th century it became a duchy, with the ducal seat in the city of Limburg. It was nominally part of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1288, Limburg was joined to Brabant. In 1648 it was divided between the Spanish Netherlands and the United Provinces (Holland). In 1814, Limburg was set up as a province of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, though with territory significantly different from that of the former duchy. In 1839, Limburg was split into two provinces, one in the Netherlands, with its capital at Maastricht, and the other, sometimes spelled Limbourg, in Belgium, with its capital at Hasselt.


Limburg

 

a city in the Federal Republic of Germany, in the Land of Hessen, on the navigable Lahn River. Population, 14,800 (1969). It is an old commercial and transportation point.

Limburg, which was first mentioned in sources in the early tenth century, became a city in the 13th century. In the center of the city is the Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral of St. George, which has seven towers and a choir. Next to the cathedral is a 13th-century castle, which now houses the diocesan museum. A 13th-century parish church, which was earlier the church of a Franciscan monastery, has also been preserved. A stone bridge, whose construction was completed around 1341, spans the Lahn River. The old city hall was built between the 15th and 18th centuries. The Walderdorffer Hof, which is now the city museum, was constructed in 1665. There are houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. The industrial development of Limburg began in the second half of the 19th century. Local industries include machine-building, electrical engineering, glass, and clothing. Over one-half of the people employed in Limburg commute there daily from other cities.

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Limburg

1, Limbourg
de. active ?1400--?1416, a Dutch family of manuscript illuminators. The three brothers Pol, Herman, and Jehanequin are best known for illustrating the Tr?s Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, one of the finest examples of the International Gothic style

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1. a medieval duchy of W Europe: divided between the Netherlands and Belgium in 1839
2. a province of the SE Netherlands: contains a coalfield and industrial centres. Capital: Maastricht. Pop.: 1 142 000 (2003 est.). Area: 2253 sq. km (809 sq. miles)
3. a province of NE Belgium: contains the industrial regions of the Kempen coalfield. Capital: Hasselt. Pop.: 805 786 (2004 est.). Area: 2422 sq. km (935 sq. miles)
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