Hove, Belgium

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Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Hove
Coat of arms of Hove
Coat of arms
Hove is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°09′N 04°28′E / 51.150°N 4.467°E / 51.150; 4.467Coordinates: 51°09′N 04°28′E / 51.150°N 4.467°E / 51.150; 4.467
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
 • Mayor Koen Volckaerts (N-VA)
 • Governing party/ies N-VA, Positief Hove , local independent.
 • Total 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 8,199
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Postal codes 2540
Area codes 03
Website www.hove.be

Hove (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦo̞ːvə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Hove proper. On January 1, 2006 Hove had a total population of 8,307. The total area is 5.99 km² which gives a population density of 1,388 inhabitants per km².

A so-called gemeente, it lies approximately 9 km from the city of Antwerp, the capital of the province. It's a small community, and is said to be one of the most expensive areas in Belgium. Many people wil pay large sums of money to live there because it is one of the safest places in Belgium.

Hugo Matthijsen, Bart Peeters ,singer-songwriter/philosopher/TV-producer Jan Leyers ,pianist and visual artist Tatiana Loguinova reside there.


External links[edit]


- VAN DEN WEYGAERT Luc, "Hove in de wereld" (Hove in the world), Edit. Ouderits, Hove (Antwerp), 2010, 26 p.

- VAN DEN WEYGAERT Luc, "Hove, culturele en toeristische verkenningen", Edit. Ouderits, Hove (Antwerp), 2012, 24 p.

- VAN GYSEL Albert, "Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis van Hove" (The History of Hove), Edit. Jos Verheyen, Boechout (Antwerp), 1957, 80 p.