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Kanne

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Kanne is a village in the municipality of Riemst in the southeastern part of the Belgian province of Limburg. The town has 1156 inhabitants of which a significant part have the Dutch nationality.LocationKanne is situated right on the border with the city of Maastricht in the Dutch province of Limburg. It is also on the border with the Walloon municipality of Visé. Kanne is situated in the valley of the river Geer (Dutch: Jeker) between Cannerberg (part of the Hesbaye Plateau) in the west and Mount Saint Peter (Caestert Plateau) in the east. The village is also situated on the Albert Canal, at the western end of the canal's passage through Mount Saint Peter.HistoryThe name Kanne was mentioned first in a document of 965. In 1079 it was referred to as apud Kanne. The meaning of the name is not known.Kanne consists of two part: Opkanne and Neercanne . Opkanne belonged in 965 to the chapter of Saint Martin's church in Liège. In 1391 the Van den Bosch family owned Opkanne. Their castle in Opkanne, Castle Harff, stood near present-day Bovenstraat. In 1486 Gijs van den Bosch, lord of Opkanne and a companion of William I de La Marck, was murdered by an angry mob in Liège. Neercanne was always privately owned. From 1794 till 1843 the two parts of Kanne were briefly united but they were separated again as a result of the Treaty of London .
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