Limbourg


Limbourg

Infobox Belgium Municipality
name=Limbourg
picture=Belgium,_Limbourg,_Church.jpg
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region=BE-REG-WAL
community=BE-FR
province=BE-PROV-LG
arrondissement=Verviers
nis=63046
pyramid-date=
0-19=
20-64=
65=
foreigners=
foreigners-date=
mayor=Jean-Marie Reinertz (PS)
majority=PS – Ecolo
postal-codes=4830-4834
telephone-area=087
web= [http://www.ville-limbourg.be/ www.ville-limbourg.be]
lat_deg=50
lat_min=37
lon_deg=05
lon_min=56

Limbourg (Limburg in German and Dutch) is a medieval city located in the province of Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. On July 1 2006 Limbourg had a total population of 5,669. The total area is 24.63 km² which gives a population density of 230 inhabitants per km².

Limbourg is located on top of a hill which in its turn is surrounded by the river Vesdre. This was a strong military advantage in the Middle Ages and allowed the city to defend itself against foreign invaders. The city featured in the War of the Spanish Succession, falling in 1703 to British and Dutch Republican forces lead by the Duke of Marlborough.

This town derives its name from "linde" "linden, lime tree" and "burg" "fortress".

ee also

*Duchy of Limburg

External links

* [http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/belgium/limburg/maps/braun_hogenberg_II_18.html Historical view of Limbourg]


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