Hooglede

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Hooglede
Municipality
Hooglede town hall (nl)
Flag of Hooglede
Flag
Coat of arms of Hooglede
Coat of arms
Hooglede is located in Belgium
Hooglede
Hooglede
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°59′N 03°05′E / 50.983°N 3.083°E / 50.983; 3.083Coordinates: 50°59′N 03°05′E / 50.983°N 3.083°E / 50.983; 3.083
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Roeselare
Government
 • Mayor Rita Demaré (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, Samen Sterk, Open Vld
Area
 • Total 37.84 km2 (14.61 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 10,016
 • Density 260/km2 (690/sq mi)
Postal codes 8830
Area codes 051
Website www.hooglede.be

Hooglede (West Flemish: Ooglee) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Gits (nl) and Hooglede proper. On January 1, 2006, Hooglede had a total population of 9,831. The total area is 37.84 km² which gives a population density of 260 inhabitants per km².

Hooglede-Gits was the site of the 2007 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships. Hooglede houses one of the 4 German War Cemeteries in Belgium, the Hooglede German War Cemetery

Economy[edit]

The Deceuninck company is based in Hooglede, as is MOL Trucks.

Politics[edit]

From 1989 till 2012, politics in Hooglede were dominated by the cartel SAMEN (consisting of sp.a, N-VA and Open Vld). In 2012, the cooperation within SAMEN was stopped. The new municipality consists of N-VA Plus (10 seats), CD&V (7 seats), Open Vld (2 seats) and Samen Sterk (2 seats). Mayor is Rita Demaré (CD&V).

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