Arrondissement of Hasselt

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Arrondissement of Hasselt
Arrondissement Hasselt
Arrondissement
Location of the arrondissement in Limburg
Location of the arrondissement in Limburg
Coordinates: 50°57′N 5°15′E / 50.95°N 5.25°E / 50.95; 5.25Coordinates: 50°57′N 5°15′E / 50.95°N 5.25°E / 50.95; 5.25
Country  Belgium
Region  Flemish Region
Province  Limburg
Municipalities 18
Area
 • Total 906.15 km2 (349.87 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)
 • Total 425,270
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

The Arrondissement of Hasselt (Dutch: Arrondissement Hasselt; French: Arrondissement de Hasselt) is one of the three administrative arrondissements in the Province of Limburg, Belgium.

It is both an administrative and a judicial arrondissement. However, the Judicial Arrondissement of Hasselt also comprises the municipalities of Lommel, Hamont-Achel, Neerpelt, Overpelt, Hechtel-Eksel, Peer and Houthalen-Helchteren in the Arrondissement of Maaseik.

Municipalities[edit]

The Administrative Arrondissement of Hasselt consists of the following municipalities:

Per 1 January 2019, the municipality of Opglabbeek will be removed from this arrondissement, as it will be merged with Meeuwen-Gruitrode into the new municipality of Oudsbergen in the arrondissement of Maaseik.