official_name = nl icon Echt-Susteren li icon Ech-Zöstere
mapsize = 280px
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = Limburg
area_footnotes = (2006)
area_total_km2 = 104.60
area_land_km2 = 103.20
area_water_km2 = 1.39
1 January, 2007
population_note = Source: CBS, [http://statline.cbs.nl/ Statline] .
settlement_type = Municipality
population_total = 32333
population_density_km2 = 313
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2
Echt-Susteren (Dutch Pronunciation|129 Echt-Susteren.ogg;
Limburgish: "Ech-Zöstere") is a municipalityin the southeastern Netherlands.
Aasterberg, Baakhoven, Berkelaar, Dieteren, Echt, Echterbosch, Gebroek, Heide, Hingen, Illikhoven, Kokkelert, Koningsbosch, Maria-Hoop, Nieuwstadt, Oevereind, Ophoven, Oud-Roosteren, Peij, Pepinusbrug, Roosteren, Schilberg, Sint Joost, Slek, Susteren, Visserweert.
Echt-Susteren was created by merging the former municipalities of Echt and Susteren.
Echt is a former municipality. Echt received city rights in
Maria-Hoop is a small village in the neighbourhood of the hamlets Echterbosch and Putbroek and the village Koningsbosch. Originally named "Diergaarde", the village's named was changed to Maria-Hoop in 1953, after the local church "Moeder der H. Hoop".
The name of the village of Roosteren (population circa 1600, including Kokkelert and Oevereind) was derived from a combination of the Rode Beek (Red Brook) and the town of Suestra (Susteren) leading to the name Roosteren. The village has two 'castles', the Castle Ter Boch and the Castle Eyckholt and a number of Lord Manors. It is located in between the
Meuse River(Maas River) and the Juliana Canal(Juliana Kanaal) with a small part of the village separated from the main population centre by the canal: Oud Roosteren (Old Roosteren). The main church is located in Roosteren whereas the cemetery is located near the site of the former church in Old Roosteren.
* [http://www.echt-susteren.nl Official website (in Dutch)]
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