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Flag of Hoeselt
Coat of arms of Hoeselt
Coat of arms
Hoeselt is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Hoeselt in Limburg
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Coordinates: 50°51′N 05°29′E / 50.850°N 5.483°E / 50.850; 5.483Coordinates: 50°51′N 05°29′E / 50.850°N 5.483°E / 50.850; 5.483
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Tongeren
 • Mayor Werner Raskin Open VLD
 • Governing party/ies Nieuw, VLD-Vivant, CD&V
 • Total 30.02 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 9,709
 • Density 320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Postal codes 3730
Area codes 089
Website www.hoeselt.be

Hoeselt is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2006, Hoeselt had a total population of 9,265. The total area is 30.02 km² which gives a population density of 309 inhabitants per km².

Situated close to the "Roman" Tongeren, a lot of traces from the Roman empire were found in the fertile soil of Hoeselt. In 1066, this village came under the surveillance of Hoei; it was in that time still named Housle (from hus and lo, meaning house by the forest). These forests of Hoeselt were cultivated in the 12th and 13th century.

Later on, Hoeselt was part of the Frankish Kingdom; and then its territory fell under the Bishop of Liège.

The old centre of Hoeselt, with its triangular shape, and the motheuvel (motte hill), both show the influence of its Frankish past.


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