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Roermond in 2011
Roermond in 2011
Flag of Roermond
Coat of arms of Roermond
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Roermond in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
 • Body Municipal council
22 m (72 ft)
 (May 2014)
 • Total 57,044
 • Density 938/km2 (2,430/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roermondenaar
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
6040–6049, 6070–6071
Area code 0475

Roermond is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.

Roermond is an historically important town, on the lower Roer at the east bank of the Meuse river. It received town rights in 1231. Roermond town centre has been designated as a conservation area.

Through the centuries the town has filled the role of commercial centre, principal town in the duchy of Guelders and since 1559 it has served as the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Roermond. The skyline of the historic town is dominated by the towers of its two churches: St. Christopher Cathedral and Roermond Minster or 'Munsterkerk' in Dutch. In addition to important churches, the town centre has many listed buildings and monuments.

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