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see Hanseatic LeagueHanseatic League
, mercantile league of medieval German towns. It was amorphous in character; its origin cannot be dated exactly. Originally a Hansa was a company of merchants trading with foreign lands.
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Hansa, asteroid 480 (the 480th asteroid to be discovered, on May 21, 1901), is approximately 64 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.3 years. This asteroid was named after the merchant guild that gave its name to the Hanseatic League. Hansa shows mercantile ability, particularly in associations with others.


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El proyecto tampoco es bien visto por otros actores politicos: en noviembre de 2010, el Senado solicito a la Semarnat negar esa autorizacion a la filial mexicana de Hansa Urbana y pidio a la Secretaria de la Funcion Publica investigar el otorgamiento inicial "por su ilegalidad".
The Hansa Town Union is a town union of economic and cultural trade.
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Thus in 1361 the League took up arms against King Valdemar of Denmark who attacked the Hanseatic city of Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland because he was concerned by the restrictions the Hansa had placed on Danish trade.
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Hansa Business Solutions, has launched HansaWorld Version 4.
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