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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-21
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-21

Facts in brief:

Located at the junction of canalized Drentsche Aa & Hunze rivers; in 1040 emperor Henry III gave it to bishops of Utrecht; developed as important commercial center & provided ships for Crusades in 12th cen.; was Hanseatic city from 1282.

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