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Part of Braun and Hogenberg map IV-17
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map IV-17

Facts in brief:

Only Frisian port still connected to the open sea, it probably received a charter in 1234. While it maintained trade relations with Hamburg, Denmark, and the Baltic regions, it never became a member of the Hanseatic League. Whaling and related industries thrived here from 1634-1865.

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