Herve (French pronunciation: ​[ɛʁv]; Limburgish: Herf; Walloon: Heve) is a city and municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Liège, Belgium. On January 1, 2018 Herve had a total population of 17,598. The total area is 56.84 square kilometres (21.95 sq mi) which gives a population density of 310 inhabitants per km².

Heve  (Walloon)
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Flag of Herve
Coat of arms of Herve
Herve is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Herve in the province of Liège
Herve Liège Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 50°38′N 05°48′E / 50.633°N 5.800°E / 50.633; 5.800Coordinates: 50°38′N 05°48′E / 50.633°N 5.800°E / 50.633; 5.800
CommunityFrench Community
Region Wallonia
 • MayorMarc Drouguet (Herve Demain)
 • Governing party/iesHerve Demain
 • Total56.84 km2 (21.95 sq mi)
 • Total17,598
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Postal codes
Area codes087

It is famed for its Herve cheese.

Municipal mergerEdit

Since January 1, 1977, the municipality consists of the following districts: Battice, Bolland, Chaineux, Charneux, Grand-Rechain, Herve, Julémont and Xhendelesse.

Herve is currently constituted of 11 villages: Battice, Bolland, Bruyères, Chaineux, Charneux, Grand-Rechain, Herve, José, Julémont, Manaihant, Xhendelesse.

There are a number of smaller villages in the Herve region, such as Hacboister (district of Bolland).


  • The Church of St John the Baptist: built in the 17th century. The tower, with a height of 49 metres (161 ft), dates back to the 13th century. The bell tower is a distinctively crooked spire, in order to offer better resistance to the wind. The church was classed as a historic monument in 1934.
  • Château de Bolland: a mediaeval château largely rebuilt in the 17th century

See alsoEdit


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

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