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Gulpen-Wittem (About this sound pronunciation ) (Limburgish: Gullepe-Wittem)is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands(in the province of Limburg) with 14.677 inhabitants as of 2008.

Gulpen-Wittem came into being after the merger of the municipalities Gulpen and Wittem. This took place after a request of both municipalities. At the time of the merger, both municipalities had about 8000 inhabitants, although Wittem was bigger than Gulpen. The town hall was situated in Gulpen, and has kept its function as town hall in the new municipality. The former town hall of Wittem was situated in a manor house in Mechelen since 1986, which is now being used as a "nursing hostel".

The municipality is very rural, with a lot of castles, half-timbered houses and old monumental farms. Yearly, Gulpen-Wittem attracts many tourists from the entire country because of its relatively sloping landscape, especially during the summer.


Population centres

Beertsenhoven, Berghem, Berghof, Beutenaken, Billinghuizen, Bissen, Bommerig, Broek, Cartils, Crapoel, Dal, De Hut, Diependal, Dijk, Elkenrade, Elzet, Epen, Eperheide, Etenaken, Euverem, Eys, Eyserheide, Gracht, Gulpen, Heijenrath, Helle, Hilleshagen, Höfke, Hurpesch, Ingber, Kapolder, Kleeberg, Kosberg, Kuttingen, Landsrade, Mechelen, Mingersberg, Nijswiller, Overeys, Overgeul, Partij, Pesaken, Piepert, Plaat, Reijmerstok, Schilberg, Schweiberg, Sinselbeek, Slenaken, Stokhem, Terlinden, Terpoorten, Terziet, Trintelen, Wahlwiller, Waterop, Wijlre, Wittem.


Slenaken was founded in 1850.


The Brand Brewery is in Wijlre.

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Coordinates: 50°48′N 5°53′E / 50.8°N 5.883°E / 50.8; 5.883

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