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Flag of Herve
Coat of arms of Herve
Coat of arms
Herve is located in Belgium
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
 • Mayor Pierre-Yves Jeholet (MR)
 • Governing party/ies HDM
 • Total 56.84 km2 (21.95 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 17,533
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Postal codes 4650-4654
Area codes 087
Website www.herve.be

Herve (Walloon: Heve) is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian 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.


  • The church St Jean-Baptiste: 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.

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