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A boat on the Meuse in Waulsort
Coordinates: 50°12′0″N04°41′0″E / 50.20000°N 4.68333°E / 50.20000; 4.68333 Coordinates: 50°12′0″N04°41′0″E / 50.20000°N 4.68333°E / 50.20000; 4.68333
Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Municipality Hastière
Area code(s) 082

Waulsort is a settlement in the Belgian Walloon municipality of Hastière, province of Namur.

Belgium Federal constitutional monarchy in Western Europe

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 square kilometres (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

Wallonia Region of Belgium

Wallonia is a region of Belgium. As the southern portion of the country, Wallonia is primarily French-speaking, and accounts for 55% of Belgium's territory and a third of its population. The Walloon Region was not merged with the French Community of Belgium, which is the political entity responsible for matters related mainly to culture and education, because the French Community of Belgium encompasses both Wallonia and the majority French-Speaking Brussels-Capital Region.

Hastière Municipality in French Community, Belgium

Hastière is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 5,230 inhabitants. The total area is 56.46 km², giving a population density of 93 inhabitants per km².


Until the reorganisation of the Municipalities of Belgium 1977, Waulsort was a municipality in its own right.

Municipalities of Belgium Administrative divisions of Belgium

Belgium comprises 581 municipalities grouped into five provinces in each of two regions and into a third region, the Brussels-Capital Region, comprising 19 municipalities that do not belong to a province. In most cases, the municipalities are the smallest administrative subdivisions of Belgium, but in municipalities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, on the initiative of the local council, sub-municipal administrative entities with elected councils may be created. As such, only Antwerp, having over 500,000 inhabitants, became subdivided into nine districts. The Belgian arrondissements, an administrative level between province and municipality, or the lowest judicial level, are in English sometimes called districts as well.


The Benedictine Waulsort Abbey was founded here in 846. It was dissolved in 1793, during the French Revolution. It was chiefly known as the owner, from the 10th century until its dissolution, of the Lothar Crystal.

Rule of Saint Benedict Book of precepts

The Rule of Saint Benedict is a book of precepts written by Benedict of Nursia for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot.

Waulsort Abbey

Waulsort Abbey was a Benedictine monastery located at Waulsort now in Hastière in the province of Namur, Belgium.

French Revolution social and political revolution in France and its colonies occurring from 1789 to 1798

The French Revolution was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France and its colonies beginning in 1789. The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, catalyzed violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship under Napoleon who brought many of its principles to areas he conquered in Western Europe and beyond. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics and liberal democracies. Through the Revolutionary Wars, it unleashed a wave of global conflicts that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East. Historians widely regard the Revolution as one of the most important events in human history.


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The Barrage at Waulsort

Waulsort is on the River Meuse and is the location of a weir with a by-pass lock. 50°12′00″N4°49′11″E / 50.199983°N 4.819689°E / 50.199983; 4.819689

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