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Hooglede 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


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  • Politics 2
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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, NVA and Open VLD). In 2012, the cooperation within SAMEN was stopped. The new municipality consists of NVA Plus (10 seats), CD&V (7 seats), Open VLD (2 seats) and Samen Sterk (2 seats). The mayor is Rita Demaré (CD&V).


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