Herck-la-Ville  (French)


Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°10′E / 50.933°N 5.167°E / 50.933; 5.167Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°10′E / 50.933°N 5.167°E / 50.933; 5.167
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Hasselt
  Mayor Danny Pauly (sp.a-spirit)
  Governing party/ies sp.a, VLD
  Total 42.83 km2 (16.54 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 12,608
  Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Postal codes 3540
Area codes 013, 011
Website www.herk-de-stad.be

Herk-de-Stad is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On 1 January 2006, Herk-de-Stad had a total population of 11,795. The total area is 42.83 km² which gives a population density of 275 inhabitants per km².

Besides the village of Herk-de-Stad itself, the municipality contains the communities of Berbroek, Schulen and Donk. Donk contains two country houses, both of the eighteenth-century, Kasteel Hamont and Kasteel Landwijk, which stands on the site of a castle established in the 12th century.

St. Martin's church

Rock Herk

There is an annual rock festival in the village, Rock Herk. There is a balanced mix of techno, drum 'n bass, electronica, alternative rock, post-rock, punk-rock, hardcore punk, metal, stoner, rock 'n roll, and related genres. Bands that played in the past include Stretch Arm Strong, Isis, Explosions in the Sky, New Wet Kojak, Karate, Add N to (X), Thin White Rope, Swervedriver, Spiritualized, Cosmic Psychos and Godflesh.

Notable people


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