Herk-de-Stad (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌɦɛʁk də ˈstɑt] (listen); French: Herck-la-Ville, French pronunciation: [ɛʁk la vil]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On 1 January 2018, Herk-de-Stad had a total population of 12,661. The total area is 42.83 km² which gives a population density of 296 inhabitants per km².
|• Mayor||Bert Moyaers (Vooruit)|
|• Governing party/ies||Vooruit, Open VLD, CD&V|
|• Total||42.83 km2 (16.54 sq mi)|
|• Density||300/km2 (770/sq mi)|
|Area codes||013, 011|
Besides the village of Herk-de-Stad itself, the municipality contains the communities of Berbroek, Schulen and Donk. Donk contains two country houses, both of the eighteenth-century, Kasteel Hamont and Kasteel Landwijk, which stands on the site of a castle established in the 12th century.
There is an annual rock festival in the village, Rock Herk. There is a balanced mix of techno, drum 'n bass, electronica, alternative rock, post-rock, punk-rock, hardcore punk, metal, stoner, rock 'n roll, and related genres. Bands that played in the past include Stretch Arm Strong, Isis, Explosions in the Sky, New Wet Kojak, Karate, Add N to (X), Thin White Rope, Swervedriver, Spiritualized, Cosmic Psychos, Slapshot, Southern Culture on the Skids, Barkmarket, and Godflesh.
- "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- Media related to Herk-de-Stad at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website - only available in Dutch
- Rock Herk official site
- Herk-de-Stad.info Independent informal website - only available in Dutch