Heers

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For the hamlet with the same name in the Netherlands, see: Heers, Netherlands.
Heers
Municipality
Vechmaal: Sint Martinus church
Vechmaal: Sint Martinus church
Flag of Heers
Flag
Coat of arms of Heers
Coat of arms
Heers is located in Belgium
Heers
Heers
Location in Belgium
Location of Heers in Limburg
Heers Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°45′N 05°17′E / 50.750°N 5.283°E / 50.750; 5.283Coordinates: 50°45′N 05°17′E / 50.750°N 5.283°E / 50.750; 5.283
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Tongeren
Government
 • Mayor Gerald Kindermans (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, VLD
Area
 • Total 53.07 km2 (20.49 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 7,225
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Postal codes 3870
Area codes 011
Website www.heers.be

Heers is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. Since 1971 it comprises the parishes Batsheers, Opheers, Veulen, Gutschoven and Mettekoven, and since 1977 also Mechelen-Bovelingen, Rukkelingen-Loon (which in 1971 had formed Bovelingen), Heks, Horpmaal, Vechmaal (which in 1971 had formed Heks), and Klein-Gelmen (which between 1971 and 1977 had been part of Gelmen, during those years a separate municipality of which the other parishes now belong to the municipality of Sint-Truiden).

Horpmaal, church: de Sint Lambertuskerk

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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Heers at Wikimedia Commons
  • Site (personal) on Heers – Description of and historical information about each of the parishes of Heers (in Dutch)