Herk-de-Stad

Herk-de-Stad (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌɦɛʁk də ˈstɑt] (About this soundlisten); 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.

Herk-de-Stad
Herck-la-Ville  (French)
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Flag of Herk-de-Stad
Coat of arms of Herk-de-Stad
Herk-de-Stad is located in Belgium
Herk-de-Stad
Herk-de-Stad
Location in Belgium
Location of Herk-de-Stad in Limburg
Herk-de-Stad Limburg Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°10′E / 50.933°N 5.167°E / 50.933; 5.167Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°10′E / 50.933°N 5.167°E / 50.933; 5.167
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementHasselt
Government
 • MayorBert Moyaers (Vooruit)
 • Governing party/iesVooruit, Open VLD, CD&V
Area
 • Total42.83 km2 (16.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total12,661
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Postal codes
3540
Area codes013, 011
Websitewww.herk-de-stad.be

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.

St. Martin's church

Rock HerkEdit

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.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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