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Sittard market square
Sittard market square
Flag of Sittard-Geleen
Coat of arms of Sittard-Geleen
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Sittard-Geleen in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
Established 1 January 2001[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Sjraar Cox (PvdA)
 • Municipality 80.53 km2 (31.09 sq mi)
 • Land 79.02 km2 (30.51 sq mi)
 • Water 1.51 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 47 m (154 ft)
Population (Municipality, May 2014; Urban and Metro, May 2014)[5][6]
 • Municipality 93,736
 • Density 1,186/km2 (3,070/sq mi)
 • Urban 135,255
 • Metro 148,217
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6120–6167
Area code 046
Website .nl.sittard-geleenwww

Sittard-Geleen (Dutch pronunciation: ;[7] Limburgish: Zittert-Gelaen) is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. It was formed in 2001 from the former municipalities Sittard, Geleen and Born.

The combined municipality has approximately 96,000 inhabitants (2007) and is thus the second most populated municipality in Limburg (after Maastricht with 125,000 inhabitants). Since the 2006 municipal elections, the city has been governed by a coalition of PvdA (Labour), GroenLinks (Green) and the local party GOB.

To the west, Sittard-Geleen borders on Belgium, while to the east, it borders on Germany.


  • Population centres 1
    • Topography 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Population centres

Born, Broeksittard, Buchten, Einighausen, Geleen, Graetheide, Grevenbicht, Guttecoven, Holtum, Limbricht, Munstergeleen, Windraak, Obbicht, Papenhoven, Schipperskerk and Sittard.


Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Sittard-Geleen, 2013.


  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2001" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2001]. (in Dutch).  
  2. ^ "Burgemeester Sjraar Cox" [Mayor Sjraar Cox] (in Dutch). Gemeente Sittard-Geleen. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 6131LB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
  6. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
  7. ^ Geleen in isolation: .

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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