Limburg (Netherlands)

province of the Netherlands

Limburg is the southernmost province of the Netherlands. Its capital is Maastricht. About 1,116,000 people are living in Limburg (2021).

Limburg / Limbörg / Lèmburg
Däölkesberg (municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul)
Däölkesberg (municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul)
Flag of Limburg
Coat of arms of Limburg
Anthem: "Limburg mijn Vaderland"
"Limburg My Fatherland"
Map: Province of Limburg in the NetherlandsSouth HollandNorth HollandFrieslandGroningenDrentheFlevolandOverijsselGelderlandUtrechtLimburgNorth BrabantZeeland (province)
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Location of Limburg in the Netherlands
Map of Limburg
Map of Limburg
Coordinates: 51°13′N 5°56′E / 51.217°N 5.933°E / 51.217; 5.933Coordinates: 51°13′N 5°56′E / 51.217°N 5.933°E / 51.217; 5.933
(and largest city)
 • King's Commissioner[1]Emile Roemer (SP)
 • Total2,210 km2 (850 sq mi)
 • Land2,148 km2 (829 sq mi)
 • Water62 km2 (24 sq mi)
Area rank11th
Highest elevation
323 m (1,060 ft)
Lowest elevation
10 m (30 ft)
 (1 November 2019)[3]
 • Total1,118,223
 • Rank7th
 • Density521/km2 (1,350/sq mi)
 • Density rank5th
ISO 3166 codeNL-LI
Religion (2003)Roman Catholic 78%
Protestant 2%
Others 5%
Non-religious 15%
HDI (2018)0.915[4]
very high · 8th
Other meanings are at Limburg

It is the only province in the Netherlands which has hills. It is a very old province; the capital city, Maastricht, is over 2000 years old. The Limburgish people do speak Dutch, but they also speak their own dialects called Limburgish. These dialects - especially the ones in the South of Limburg, the normal Dutch people find difficult to understand. These dialects have many influences from German and French. The Limburgish are renowned for their famous vlaai.

Limburg got its status as a Dutch Province in 1867

Limburger cheese comes from this region.


  1. Limburg is the only province in the Netherlands that informally calls the King's Commissioner a Governor.
  2. "Oppervlakte".
  3. "CBS Statline".
  4. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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