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Hove, Belgium

Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Hove
Coat of arms of Hove
Coat of arms
Hove is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Hove in the province of Antwerp
Coordinates: 51°09′N 04°28′E / 51.150°N 4.467°E / 51.150; 4.467
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
 • Mayor Koen Volckaerts (N-VA)
 • Governing party/ies N-VA, Positief Hove , local independent.
 • Total 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 8,152
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Postal codes 2540
Area codes 03

Hove (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦoːvə]) is a municipality (gemeente) located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Hove proper. On January 1, 2006, Hove had a total population of 8,307. The total area is 5.99 km² which gives a population density of 1,388 inhabitants per km².

The municipality lies approximately 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from the city of Antwerp, the capital of the province. It is a small community, and is said to be one of the most expensive areas in Belgium. Many people pay large sums of money to live there because it is one of the safest places in Belgium.

Notable residents



  • Van Den Weygaert, Luc. "Hove in de wereld" (Hove in the world), Edit. Ouderits, Hove (Antwerp), 2010, 26 p.
  • Van Den Weygaert, Luc. "Hove, culturele en toeristische verkenningen", Edit. Ouderits, Hove (Antwerp), 2012, 24 p.
  • Van Gysel, Albert. "Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis van Hove" (The History of Hove), Edit. Jos Verheyen, Boechout (Antwerp), 1957, 80 p.

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