Sittard-Geleen is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. It was formed in 2001 from the former municipalities Sittard, Geleen and Born.

The combined municipality has approximately 96,000 inhabitants (2007) and is thus the second most populated municipality in Limburg (after Maastricht with 125,000 inhabitants). Since the 2006 municipal elections, the city has been governed by a coalition of PvdA (Labour), GroenLinks (Green) and the local party GOB.

To the west, Sittard-Geleen borders on Belgium, while to the east, it borders on Germany.

Population centres

Born, Broeksittard, Buchten, Einighausen, Geleen, Graetheide, Grevenbicht, Guttecoven, Holtum, Limbricht, Munstergeleen, Windraak, Obbicht, Papenhoven, Schipperskerk and Sittard.

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