LIMBURG, or LIMEOURG , the smallest of the nine provinces ofBelgium, occupying the
See also:north-east corner of the
See also:kingdom . It represents only a portion of the
See also:ancient duchy of Limburg (see above) . The
See also:part east of the Meuse was transferred to
See also:Holland by the
See also:conference, and a further portion was attached to the province of Liege including the old capital now called
See also:Dolhain . Much of the province is represented by the
See also:wild heath
See also:district called the Campine, recently discovered to
See also:form an extensive
See also:field . The operations for working it were only begun in 1906 . North-west of Hasselt is Beverloo, where all the Belgian troops go through a course of instruction annually . Among the towns are Hasselt, the capital, St Trond and Looz . From the last named is derived the title of the
See also:family known as the dukes of Looz, whose antiquity equals that of the
See also:extinct reigning family of Limburg itself . The title of duc de Looz is one of the four existing ducal titles in the
See also:Netherlands, the other three being d'Arenberg, Croy and d'Ursel . Limburg contains 603,085 acres or 942 sq. m . In 1904 the population was 255,359, giving an
See also:average of 271 per sq. m .
LIMBURG CHRONICLE, or FESTI LIMPURGENSES
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