Het Belang van Limburg
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorIvo Vandekerckhove
Founded1933; 91 years ago (1933)
Sister newspapersGazet van Antwerpen

Het Belang van Limburg (Dutch; literally The Interest of Limburg) is a Dutch language regional newspaper in Belgium.

History and profile

Het Belang van Limburg was founded in 1933 as a merger of several weekly magazines. The paper is owned and published by Concentra.[1][2] It is published in tabloid format as its sister newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen.[3]

The circulation of Het Belang van Limburg in 2002 was 114,469 copies.[4] Next year it had a circulation of 103,000 copies.[1] It was 102,000 copies in 2004.[2]

The circulation of the paper was 98,352 copies in 2007.[5] Its circulation was 99,443 copies in 2009.[6]


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  2. ^ a b "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Shaping the Future of the Newspaper" (PDF). Strategy Report. 4 (5). June 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 December 2005. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  4. ^ David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  5. ^ Liina Puustinen; Itır Akdoğan (July 2008). "Mapping Media and Communication Research: Belgium" (Report). University of Helsinki. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Communicating Europe Manual: Belgium" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. July 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2015.