Hooglede

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.

Hooglede
Hooglede town hall

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Hooglede
Location in Belgium
Location of Hooglede in West Flanders
Coordinates: 50°59′N 03°05′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementRoeselare
Government
  MayorRita Demaré (CD&V)
  Governing party/iesCD&V, Samen Sterk, Open Vld
Area
  Total37.84 km2 (14.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total9,950
  Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal codes
8830
Area codes051
Websitewww.hooglede.be

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

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

Politics

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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