|• Mayor||Rita Demaré (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, Samen Sterk, Open Vld|
|• Total||37.84 km2 (14.61 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2017)|
|• Density||260/km2 (680/sq mi)|
Hooglede (West Flemish: Ooglee) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Gits 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.
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).
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
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