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Encyclopedia > Hasselt (Overijssel)

Hasselt is a town about 7 km north of Zwolle, in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It received city rights in 1252. It became a member of the Hanseatic League around 1350. The city suffered an economic downfall from about 1550 on, as other cities proved to be better situated and equipped for trade and commerce. Country: Netherlands Province: Overijssel Coordinates: 52°30′ N 6°5′ E Area - Land - Water 119. ... Flag of Overijssel Overijssel is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. ... City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... For broader historical context, see 1250s and 13th century. ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ...

Hasselt was a separate municipality until 2001, when it became a part of Zwartewaterland.[1] Zwartewaterland is a municipality in the province Overijssel in the eastern Netherlands. ...


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]

External links

  • Map of the former municipality in 1868



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