Hooglede is a municipality
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 located in the Belgian
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 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
Population density
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 of 260 inhabitants per km².

Hooglede-Gits was the site of the 2007 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
The UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships sponsored by the Union Cycliste Internationale consists of both a men's and women's cyclo-cross world championship:* Men - UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships – Men's elite race...

Hooglede houses one of the 4 German War Cemeteries in Belgium, the Hooglede German War Cemetery
Hooglede German war cemetery
The Hooglede German war cemetery is a military cemetery in the Belgian town of Hooglede which contains more than 8,000 buried German soldiers from World War I....


For the last 3 elections, politics in Hooglede were dominated by the cartel SAMEN (consisting of Sp.a, NVA and Open VLD). They hold the most seats in the community council and deliver the mayor.

External links

  • Official website - Available only in Dutch
    Dutch language
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