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ˈmɑs trɪkt, -trɪxtmaas·tricht

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  1. Maastrichtnoun

    The capital of the province of Limburg in The Netherlands.


  1. Maastricht

    Maastricht ( MAH-strikht, US also mah-STRIKHT, Dutch: [maːˈstrɪxt] (listen); Limburgish: Mestreech [məˈstʀeːç]; French: Maestricht (archaic); Spanish: Mastrique (archaic)) is a city and a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. It is the capital and largest city of the province of Limburg. Maastricht is located on both sides of the Meuse (Dutch: Maas), at the point where the Jeker joins it. Mount Saint Peter (Sint-Pietersberg) is largely situated within the city's municipal borders. Maastricht is adjacent to the border with Belgium and is part of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, an international metropolis with a population of about 3.9 million, which includes the nearby German and Belgian cities of Aachen, Liège and Hasselt. Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement (Trajectum ad Mosam) to a medieval river trade and religious centre. In the 16th century it became a garrison town and in the 19th century an early industrial centre. Today, the city is a thriving cultural and regional hub. It became well known through the Maastricht Treaty and as the birthplace of the euro. Maastricht has 1677 national heritage buildings (rijksmonumenten), the second highest number in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam. The city is visited by tourists for shopping and recreation, and has a large international student population. In the rest of the Netherlands, the city is often seen as "foreign" mainly because of its distant peripheral location near Belgium and Germany but also its atypical culture and alleged "Burgundian lifestyle" (meaning: with good and plentiful food and beverage).


  1. Maastricht

    Maastricht is the capital city of the Dutch province of Limburg. It is located on both sides of the Meuse river, at the point where the Jeker River joins it. Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement to a religious centre, a garrison city and an early industrial city. Nowadays, it is known as a city of history, culture, local folklore and education, and has the second highest amount of national heritage sites in the Netherlands after Amsterdam, numbering 1677. Furthermore, it has become known, by way of the Maastricht Treaty, as the birthplace of the European Union, European citizenship, and the single European currency, the euro. The town is popular with tourists for shopping and recreation, and has a large growing international student population. Maastricht is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network and is part of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, which includes nearby cities Aachen, Eupen, Hasselt, Liège and Tongeren.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maastricht in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maastricht in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    Boris Johnson's article was very imaginative, the claim that Delors would rule Europe was well out of proportion and was water on the paranoid wave that opponents of the Maastricht Treaty were trying to create.

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  • Bep Lambriex
    Bep Lambriex
    Maastricht - original origin is: Trajectum ad Mosam, meaning, crossing over the river Meuse, on both sides of the river were early settlements, they could connect via the low water level running from the old Water tower on the Wyck side to the connecting side towards Canne, now Belgium. This is wel documented and known. It was an early trading route. Where do foreign cultures get the right to create their own explaination. I am a born and bred Maastrichtenaar and a true history follower way beyond Google even though I live on the other side of the Globe. Please explain 
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