It is in the southeastern part of the country, stretched out from the north, where it touches the province of Gelderland, to the south, where it internationally borders Belgium, its northern part has the North Brabant province to its west.
Its long eastern boundary is the international border with the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
For centuries, the strategic location of the current province made it a much-coveted region among Europe's major powers.
After 1794, the French unified the region, along with Belgian Limburg, and removed all ties to the old feudal society (the ancien regime), the new name, as with all the names of the départements, was based on natural features, in this case Meuse-Inférieure or Neder-Maas ("Lower Meuse").(If you want to contact Expatica for any other reason, please follow the instructions on this website's contact page.) The details you provide on this page will not be used to send any unsolicited e-mail, and will not be sold to a third party. ) is the southernmost of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands.After the defeat of Napoleon the newly-created United Kingdom of the Netherlands desired a new name for this province.It was decided that the historic connection to the town and duchy of Limburg was to be restored, albeit only in name.