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It received city rights in 1268 and is one of the eleven cities in Friesland. The city has a population of approximately 3200.
Between 1654 and 1664, Renier van Tzum was burgomaster of IJlst. Van Tzum was the opperhoofd or chief factor of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC) in Siam (1643–1644). He was also VOC opperhoofd in Japan (1644–1646).
The following districts are part of IJlst:
- Centrum (Oud IJlst)
- De Rat
- De Iendracht
- Historigraphical Institute (Shiryō hensan-jo), University of Tokyo, "24 November 1644-27 October 1646 (Volume Nine)"; retrieved 2013-02-06.
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