Basilica of Hulst
Location in Zeeland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Jan-Frans Mulder (CDA)|
|• Total||251.82 km2 (97.23 sq mi)|
|• Land||201.44 km2 (77.78 sq mi)|
|• Water||50.38 km2 (19.45 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|Population (May 2014)|
|• Density||136/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Hulst received city rights in the 12th century.
In 1645, the Siege of Hulst (to control the left bank of the Schelde river) occurred. It was led by Prince of Orange Frederick Henry, during the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648) with Spain. (An earlier siege by his brother Prince Maurits took place in 1591 who took Hulst also from the Spanish. Spain took it back in 1596.)
A further siege took place in 1702, where General Menno van Coehoorn defended the town successfully for the Dutch and in 1747 when it was taken by the French after incompetent defence by Lt General Pieter de la Rocque.
The name Hulst (Holly in English) would appear to come from the shape of the battlements. Holly is depicted growing around the towns crest.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Hulst, June 2015
- "College van burgemeester en wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Hulst. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 4561EA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Further". Lowensteyn.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
- (Dutch) Geschiedenis van Hulst. Hulst Vestingstad
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