Herve

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Herve
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Flag of Herve
Flag
Coat of arms of Herve
Coat of arms
Herve is located in Belgium
Herve
Herve
Location in Belgium
Location of Herve in the province of Liège
Herve Liège Belgium Map.png
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
RegionWallonia
ProvinceLiège
ArrondissementVerviers
Government
 • MayorPierre-Yves Jeholet (MR)
 • Governing party/iesHDM
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

Herve (Limburgish: Herf) 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 Herve cheese.

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.

Architecture[edit]

  • 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

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References[edit]

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

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