• Hallo is a common greeting in Limburg. We present to you some interesting information about Limburg.

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    Limburgish, also called Limburgan, Or Limburgian, Or Limburgic is the official language of the people of Limburg(Netherlands) and Limburg(Belgium). There are around 1.3 million native speakers of this language in the Netherlands and Belgium (in 2001 studies) and an unknown number of people in Germany.

    Here are some of the interesting facts about Limburg:

    1. Did you know that Choral singing is popular in Limburg? One of its best-known choruses is the Mastreechter Staar (Maastricht Star), which performs nationally and internationally.

    2. Limburg is a salient of the Netherlands into Belgium. Compared to the rest of the Netherlands the southern part of Limburg is less flat, slightly undulated.

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    1. Limburg mijn Vaderland (Limburg my Fatherland) is the official anthem of both Belgian and Dutch Limburg.

    2. Limburg's main river is the Meuse, which passes through the province's entire length from south to north. Limburg's surface is largely formed by deposits from the Meuse, consisting of river clay, fertile loessial soil, and large deposits of pebblestone, currently being quarried for the construction industry. In the north of the province, further away from the riverbed, the soil primarily consists of sand and peat.

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    1. Many places in both Netherlands and Belgium Limburg still have their own (by now folkloristic) schutterij. Yearly there's a festival, in which all 160 of them compete for the highest honors to be gained, in the "OLS'' (Oud Limburgs Schuttersfeest), which is held in either a place in Belgian or Netherlands' Limburg.

    2. Did you know that Team handball is the third most popular sport in Limburg apart from Football and Cycling?

    3. Limburg is one of the most important provinces when it comes to Dutch wine production. South Limburg has the highest concentration of vineyards in the Netherlands.

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    (Image source: https://ozoutback.com.au/the_Netherlands/schutterijen/slides/2009071923.html)

    Hope you like these fun and interesting facts about Limburg. If you know some more such fun facts about Limburg, please let us know!