Herve

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Herve
Municipality of Belgium
Church of St John Baptist and its bell tower
Church of St John Baptist and its bell tower
Flag of Herve
Flag
Coat of arms of Herve
Coat of arms
Herve is located in Belgium
Herve
Herve
Location in Belgium
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
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Verviers
Government
 • Mayor Pierre-Yves Jeholet (MR)
 • Governing party/ies HDM
Area
 • Total 56.84 km2 (21.95 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 17,166
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Postal codes 4650-4654
Area codes 087
Website www.herve.be

Herve is a Walloon municipality of Belgium in Province of Liège. On January 1, 2006 Herve had a total population of 16,772. The total area is 56.84 square kilometres (21.95 sq mi) which gives a population density of 295 inhabitants per km².

It is famed for its cheese, the Herve.

Architecture[edit]

  • The church St Jean-Baptiste: built in the 17th century. The tower, with a height of 49m, 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.
Typical houses in Herve

Municipal merger[edit]

On January 1, 1977, the municipality of Herve was merged with Battice, Bolland, Chaineux, Charneux, Grand-Rechain, Julémont and Xhendelesse under the name of "City of Herve" ("Ville de Herve" in French). 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.

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