Kortessem

Kortessem is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. On January 1, 2006, Kortessem had a total population of 8,074. The total area is 33.90 km² which gives a population density of 238 inhabitants per km².

Kortessem

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Kortessem
Location in Belgium
Location of Kortessem in Limburg
Coordinates: 50°52′N 05°23′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementTongeren
Government
  MayorChristof 'Stefke' Kletskop [Volkspartij]
  Governing party/iesVolkspartij
Area
  Total33.90 km2 (13.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total8,446
  Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Postal codes
3720-3724
Area codes011
Website[www.nachtvdhoegaarden.be

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Kortessem, Guigoven, Vliermaal, Vliermaalroot, and Wintershoven.

Up until its destruction by a storm in 2009, Kortessem was the home of the Onzelievehereboom: a 1200-year-old oak.

Since 16 May 2014 Herman Van Rompuy is an honorary citizen.

Since 1990 the most famous party of Vlaanderen, Nacht van de Hoegaarden, was made in Kortessem

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