In 1977, Oostham and other municipalities merged into the new municipality of Ham.
Nearby towns include Ham 1.3km (Kwaadmechelen 2.1km), Leopoldsburg 5.6km (Heppen 3.6km), Beringen 6.9km (Beverlo 3.4km, Paal 7.1km and Koersel 8.3km), Beringen 6.9km, Tessenderlo 7.2km, Balen 7.5km (Olmen 4.7km), Meerhout 7.6km, Mol 9.9km and Diest 15.9km (Deurne 9.1km)
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