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.

Herve
Heve  (Walloon)
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Flag of Herve
Coat of arms of Herve
Herve is located in Belgium
Herve
Herve
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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
Region Wallonia
ProvinceLiège
ArrondissementVerviers
Government
 • MayorMarc Drouguet (Herve Demain)
 • Governing party/iesHerve Demain
Area
 • Total56.84 km2 (21.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total17,598
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Postal codes
4650-4654
Area codes087
Websitewww.herve.be

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).

ArchitectureEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

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

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