Limburg (Belgium)

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Limburg (Dutch: About this sound Limburg ) is the easternmost province of Flanders (which is one of the three regions of Belgium), and is located west of the Maas river. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Dutch provinces of North Brabant and Limburg and the Belgian provinces of Liège, Flemish Brabant and Antwerp. Its capital is Hasselt. It has an area of 2,414 km² which is divided into three Arrondissements (arrondissementen in Dutch) containing 44 municipalities. Among them is Genk, one of the economical centres of the province. An educational centre, as a result of the presence of a university, is Diepenbeek near Hasselt.

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History

Governors since 1815

The following list contains all governors of the province of Limburg since 1815.[1]

  • Herman Reynders, governor of Limburg from 5 October 2009 until present (°1958)
  • Steve Stevaert, governor of Limburg from 1 June 2005 until 15 June 2009 (° 1954)
  • Hilde Houben-Bertrand, governor of Limburg from 1995 until 2005 (° 1940)
  • Harry Vandermeulen, gouvernor of the king from 1978 until 1995 (°1928)
  • Louis Roppe, gouvernor of the king from 1950 until 1978 (°1914 - +1982)
  • Interruption due to World War II
  • Jozef Lysens, governor of Limburg from 1941 until 1944 (°1896 - +1950)
  • Ghislain Romsée, governor of Limburg from 1940 until 1941 (°1901 - +1976)
  • Hubert Verwilghen, governor of Limburg from 1928 until 1940 (°1883 - +1955)
  • Graaf Theodore de Renesse, governor of Limburg from 1917 until 1927 (°1845 - +1927)
  • Henri Theodore Jules de Pitteurs-Hiégaerts, governor of Limburg from 1894 until 1914 (°1834 - +1917)
  • Adolphe Goupy de Beauvolers, governor of Limburg from 1879 until 1894 (°1825 - +1894)
  • Joseph Bovy, governor of Limburg from 1872 until 1879 (°1810 - +1879)
  • Pierre Jacques François de Decker, gouvernor of Limburg in 1871 (°1812 - +1891)
  • Theodoor de T'Serclaes de Wommersom, governor of Limburg from 1857 until 1871 (°1809 - +1880)
  • Pierre Leonard Louis Marie baron de Schiervel, governor of Limburg from 1843 until 1857 (°1783 - +1866)
  • Werner de Lamberts, governor of Limburg from 1834 until 1843 (°1775-1849)
  • Jean-François Hennequin, governor of Limburg from 1831 until 1934 (°1772 - +1846)
  • Frans de Loë, governor of Limburg from 1830 until 1831 (°1789 - +1838)
  • Maximilien de Beeckman, governor of Limburg from 1828 until 1830 (°1781 - +1834)
  • Charles de Brouckère, governor of Limburg from 1815 until 1828 (°1757 - +1850)

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