Limburg


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (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).
..... Click the link for more information.
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
. 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
. 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
. 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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.

REFERENCE

Schirmacher, E. Limburg an der Lahn .... Wiesbaden, 1963.

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

Limburg

2
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)
References in periodicals archive ?
While at Mayo Clinic, Limburg has served as medical director of Mayo Clinic global business solutions, which delivers products and services that extend Mayo Clinic's specialized clinical knowledge and expertise worldwide.
The deal is for the acquisition and effective recycling of waste paper and cardboard from selective collection points in the regions East and West of Limburg.
The life of Queen Anne, the last of the Stuart monarchs, is re-imagined by Limburg, who introduces her as 10-year-old princess in 1675.
A statement said Pope Francis was asking the faithful of the diocese of Limburg to accept the decision "with docility" and to work to restore what it called a "climate of charity and reconciliation".
Though a Vatican announcement did not address his future, many observers believe it's improbable he'll ever return to head the church in Limburg.
The head of Germany's main lay Catholic group, the Central Committee of German Catholics, Alois Glueck, said that Pope Francis's decision offers the chance of a first step toward a new beginning in the Limburg diocese, because the situation has become an increasing burden for the faithful there, and in all of Germany, over recent weeks.
The twinning is between MERC, Limburg an der Lahn (Germany) and Groningen West (Netherlands) and has been in place for more than 20 years.
These two power plants together form the Sustainable Power Plant Limburg.
They concern 631 dismissals in seven different textile companies in Limburg and 1,568 redundancies in East and West Flanders in 39 enterprises.
The 49-strong Rugeley Power Station Brass Band took part in a series of shows in Lichfield's twin town of Limburg an der Lahn.
Potato boats from Limburg Patisserie UK Ltd have given the humble potato a whole new look and purpose.
With over 400 new products in the latest catalogue, the Limburg range--distributed by Concord:Marlin in the UK--offers a variety of quality light fittings.