Location in Belgium
|Coordinates: 50°38′N 05°48′E / 50.633°N 5.800°ECoordinates: 50°38′N 05°48′E / 50.633°N 5.800°E|
|• Mayor||Pierre-Yves Jeholet (MR)|
|• Governing party/ies||HDM|
|• Total||56.84 km2 (21.95 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
Herve 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.
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.
- Church of St John Baptist and its bell tower
- Typical houses in Herve
- Herve, water tower
- Battice, water tower
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)