Waulsort (Walloon: Åssôrt) is a village of Wallonia and a district of the municipality of Hastière, located in the province of Namur, Belgium.

Waulsort
Åssôrt  (Walloon)
A boat on the Meuse in Waulsort
A boat on the Meuse in Waulsort
Coordinates: 50°12′0″N 04°41′0″E / 50.20000°N 4.68333°E / 50.20000; 4.68333Coordinates: 50°12′0″N 04°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

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

HistoryEdit

The Benedictine Waulsort Abbey was founded here in 946. 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.

GeographyEdit

 
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″N 4°49′11″E / 50.199983°N 4.819689°E / 50.199983; 4.819689

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