Hasselt (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɑsəlt] (listen), Limburgish: [ˈɦɑsəlt],[tone?] French: [asɛlt]; Latin: Hasseletum, Hasselatum) is a Belgian city and municipality, and capital and largest city of the province of Limburg in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is known for its former branding as "the city of taste", as well as its local distelleries of Hasselt jenever (gin), the Hasselt Jenever Festivities, Limburgish pie and the Hasselt speculaas. The municipality includes the original city of Hasselt, plus the boroughs of Sint-Lambrechts-Herk, Wimmertingen, Kermt, Spalbeek, Kuringen, Stokrooie, Stevoort and Runkst, as well as the hamlets and parishes of Kiewit, Godsheide and Rapertingen.

Old City Hall of Hasselt
Location of Hasselt
Location in Belgium
Location of Hasselt in Limburg
Coordinates: 50°55′48″N 05°20′15″E
Country Belgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
  MayorSteven Vandeput (N-VA)
  Governing party/iesN-VA, Roodgroen+, Open VLD
  Total102.69 km2 (39.65 sq mi)
  Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
3500, 3501, 3510, 3511, 3512
Area codes011

On 01 July 2022 Hasselt had a total population of 80,260 (39,288 men and 40,972 women).[2] Both the Demer river and the Albert Canal run through the municipality. Hasselt is located in between the Campine region, north of the Demer river, and the Hesbaye region, to the south. On a larger scale, it is also situated in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion.

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