Place:Limburg, Belgium

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NameLimburg
Alt namesLimbourgsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
TypeProvince
Located inBelgium     ( - 1995)
Also located inVlaanderen, Belgium     (1995 - )
Contained Places
Gemeente
Kinrooi
Inhabited place
Alden Eik ( 700 - )
Barrier
Beverlo
Dilsen
Duras
Eisden
Eksel
Gelinden
Grote-Brogel
Gruitrode
Hamont
Hechtel
Helchteren
Heusden
Houthalen
Kaulille
Koersel
Kuringen
Lanklaar
Muizen
Neeroeteren
Paal
Rijkel
Rijkhoven
Stokrooie
Vroenhoven
Waterschei
Winterslag
Zelk
Zolder
Municipality
Alken
As
Beringen
Bilzen
Bocholt
Borgloon
Bree
Diepenbeek
Dilsen-Stokkem
Genk
Gingelom
Halen
Ham
Hamont-Achel
Hasselt ( 1232 - )
Hechtel-Eksel
Heers
Herk-de-
Herstappe
Heusden-Zolder
Hoeselt
Houthalen-Helchteren
Kortessem
Lanaken
Leopoldsburg
Lommel
Lummen
Maaseik
Maasmechelen
Meeuwen-Gruitrode
Neerpelt
Nieuwerkerken
Opglabbeek
Overpelt
Peer
Riemst
Sint-Truiden ( 600 - )
Tessenderlo
Tongeren
Voeren
Wellen
Zonhoven
Zutendaal
Unknown
's Gravenvoeren
's-Heerenelderen
's-Herenelderen
Aalst
Achel
Alde-Biezen
Baexem
Batsheers
Beek
Berbroek
Berg
Berlingen
Beverst
Bevingen
Binderveld
Boekhout
Bommershoven
Boorsem
Borloo
Broekom
Brustem
Buvingen
Dietsch-Heur
Donk
Dorp
Eben-Emael
Eelen
Eigenbilzen
Elen
Ellikom
Engelmanshoven
Engsbergen
Eversel
Geenenbosch
Gellik
Genoelselderen
Gerdingen
Godsheide
Gors-Opleeuw
Gorsem
Gotem
Groot-Gelmen
Groot-Loon
Groote-Brogel
Grote-Spouwen
Guigoven
Gutschoven
Halen-Zelk
Halmaal
Hees
Heks
Hendrieken
Henis
Heppen
Heppenert
Herderen
Herten
Heuvelse-Heide
Hoelbeek
Hoepertingen
Horpmaal
Hulst
Jesseren
Jeuk
Kanne
Kerkhoven
Kerkom
Kermt
Kerniel
Kessenich
Klein-Gelmen
Kleine-Brogel
Kleine-Spouwen
Koninksem
Korsworm
Kortijs
Kozen
Kuttekoven
Kwaadmechelen
Laak
Lauw
Leut
Linde
Linkhout
Loksbergen
Mal
Martenslinde
Mechelen-Bovelingen
Mechelen-aan-de-Maas
Meeswijk
Meeuwen
Meldert
Melveren
Membruggen
Mettekoven
Mielen-boven-Aalst
Millen
Moelingen
Montenaken
Mopertingen
Munsterbilzen
Neerem
Neerglabbeek
Neerharen
Neerrepen
Niel-bij-Asch
Niel-bij-Sint-Truiden
Oostham
Opgrimbie
Opheers
Ophoven
Opitter
Opoeteren
Ordingen
Overrepen
Piringen
Rekem
Reppel
Riksingen
Romershoven
Rosmeer
Rothem
Rukkelingen-Loon
Rukkelingen-op-den-Jeker
Runkelen
Rutten
Schalkhoven
Schoot
Schulen
Sint-Huibrechts-Hern
Sint-Huibrechts-Lille
Sint-Lambrechts-Herk
Sint-Martens-Voeren
Sluizen
Spalbeek
Stevoort
Stokkem
Ternaaien
Tessenderloo
Tongerlo
Uikhoven
Ulbeek
Val-Meer
Vechmaal
Veldwezelt
Velm
Veulen
Viversel
Vliermaal
Vliermaalroot
Vlijtingen
Voort
Vorsen
Vreren
Vucht
Waltwilder
Werm
Widooie
Wijchmaal
Wijer
Wijshagen
Wilderen
Wimmertingen
Wintershoven
Wonck
Wouteringen
Zammelen
Zelem
Zepperen
Zichen-Zussen-Bolder
Voormalige gemeente
Molenbeersel ( 1845 - 1971 )
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Limburg is the easternmost of the five provinces of modern Flanders, which is one of the three main political and cultural sub-divisions of modern Belgium (Europe).

Limburg is located west of the river Meuse (Dutch Maas), upon which it borders the similarly named Dutch province Limburg. It also borders on the Wallonian province of Liège to the south, with which it also has historical ties. To the north and west are the old territories of the Duchy of Brabant, the Flemish provinces of Flemish Brabant and Antwerp to the west, and the Dutch province of North Brabant to the north.

The province of Limburg takes up an area of 2,414 km² which is divided into three arrondissements (arrondissementen in Dutch) containing 44 municipalities. Among these municipalities are the current capital Hasselt, the early medieval capital Borgloon, Genk, Diepenbeek (home to Hasselt University), and Tongeren, the only Roman city in the province and regarded as the oldest city of Belgium.

The municipality of Voeren is geographically detached from Limburg and the rest of Flanders, with the Netherlands to the north and the Walloon province of Liège to the south. This municipality was established by the municipal reform of 1977 and on 1 January 2008 with its six villages had a total population of 4,207. Its total area is 50.63 km².

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