In 1977, Kwaadmechelen was incorporated into Ham.
In 1977, Oostham and other municipalities merged into the new municipality of Ham.
Nearby towns include Ham (Kwaadmechelen 0.9km and Oostham 1.3km), Tessenderlo 6km, Meerhout 6.6km, Leopoldsburg 6.9km (Heppen 4.9km), Beringen 7.4km (Beverlo 4.4km, Paal 6.9km and Koersel 9.2km), Beringen 7.4km, Balen 7.8km (Olmen 4.5km), Mol 9.7km, Geel 13.7km (Bel 9.6km) and Diest 15km (Deurne 8.2km)
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