|• Mayor||Herman Vijt (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, VLD|
|• Total||40.21 km2 (15.53 sq mi)|
|• Density||620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
Hamme (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɑmə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Hamme proper, Kastel Moerzeke, Sint-Anna and Zogge. In 2018, Hamme had a total population of 24,827. The total area is 40.21 km². The current mayor of Hamme is Herman Vijt, from the CD&V (Christian Democratic) party.
Hamme also has its own legends. The most famous one is the legend of the "Hamse Wuiten". The people of Hamme are also called Hamse Wuitens. The "Hamse wuiten" is also the main mascot in a streetparade at the end of March every year. The inhabitants dress up and build big trucks with funny giant puppets, making fun of local and national politicians and scandals.
- Ferdinand Bracke, cyclist
- Herman Brusselmans, writer
- Amaat Joos, Canon and antropologue
- Linde Merckpoel, radio presenter
- Frans Van Damme, painter
- Benoît Van Uytvanck, sculptor
- Kristel Verbeke, singer
- Hanne Verbruggen, singer
- Petrus Vertenten, missionary and portraitist
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- Media related to Hamme (East Flanders) at Wikimedia Commons
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