Echt-Susteren

 

Echt-Susteren is a municipality in the Dutch province of Limburg. The municipality has 31,654 inhabitants (1 August 2020, source: CBS) and has an area of 103.47 km² (of which 1.16 km² is water). Together with the neighboring municipalities of Sittard-Geleen, Vaals and Gulpen-Wittem, it is one of the municipalities in the Netherlands bordering both Germany and Belgium.

 

General
The municipality was created in 2003 as a result of a merger between the former independent municipalities of Echt and Susteren.

The Connect College really knows as a secondary school, which is also attended by children from the surrounding municipalities. The school has approximately 1,600 students, divided between the VMBO unit and the HAVO / VWO unit. The school is located on the north side of Echt, near the business park "De Berk".

Cores
Echt-Susteren has 9 official centers (cities, villages and hamlets). The place name signs are bilingual everywhere; in Dutch and in local Limburgish. These Limburg names are chosen by the inhabitants of the places and may deviate from the Veldekespelling.

Services
There are sports facilities for football, tennis, fitness, volleyball, swimming, and athletics. The municipality houses a cinema, go-kart center, indoor playground and a shopping center.

The broadcaster is the local broadcaster SOL2 provides horizontal radio and (occasionally) TV broadcasts 24 hours a day.

Business parks
There are 6 business parks in the municipality of Echt-Susteren, 4 of which are in Echt (De Berk, Businesspark ML, In de Bandert and De Loop) and 2 in Susteren (De Wolfskoul and Dieterderweg). Together, the business parks cover a size of approximately 284 hectares.