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Kerkrade

/Dutch ˈkɛrkraːdə/
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a town in the SE Netherlands, in Limburg: one of the oldest coal-mining centres in Europe. Pop: 50 000 (2003 est)
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Kerkrade

gemeente (municipality), southeastern Netherlands, east of Maastricht on the German border. One of Europe's oldest coal-mining towns, Kerkrade served as an important coal-mining centre from 1113 until the early 1970s, when the mines were closed

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