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Favorite thing: 1) Flora and fauna. The region of Maastricht has a variation of plants and anumals. Animals live here that are unique for the country. As for animals, the ?korenwolf? ?oehoe? ?das??vroedmeesterpad? are well known and for flora, the ?zinkviooltje? is typical for the region. Also the landscape varies. Marble, hill forests, dry valleys. The owl (oehoe) lives in the in St Pietersberg. The authorities make sure that it will not be disturbed by the activities of the local ENCI. The ?das? is the biggest predidory in the land and lives with whole families in a hole. The korenwof is an hamster which is threatened by extinction. In 1999 ther were only 14 left of them. They got caught and by a mating project there are now more of them, these are set free in Limburg. Nature parks are ?the brusnsummerheide? (landgraaf), ?st pietersberg? (Maastricht), ?vijlenerbos? (Vaals). 2) Politics. The city is governed by a mayor and ?wethouders.? This? college? consists at this moment out of CDA, PVDA and Groen Links. CDA is as Christian democratic party popular because in Maastricht Catholicism is still of importance, especially amongst the older generations. Also the CDA is rooted very well in the netweork of the many clubs the town has. CDA therefore is nearly always present in the college. As a industrycity, PVDA (Labour) is also popular. This popular is also popular amongst students and university staff of the new university. The city councel represents the people and checks the aldermans. Since the ?dualism? is introduced into the local government system aldermans don?t have to be choosen from the the middle of the towncouncil.

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  • Written Apr 21, 2008
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