Arrondissement of Hasselt

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Arrondissement of Hasselt

Arrondissement Hasselt
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
Municipalities18
Area
 • Total906.15 km2 (349.87 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)
 • Total425,270
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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.