Hooglede town hall


Coat of arms

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
  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 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 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


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


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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