Torhout

Torhout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɔrɦʌu̯t]) (West Flemish: Toeroet) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Torhout proper, the villages of Wijnendale and Sint-Henricus, and the hamlet of De Driekoningen. On January 1, 2012, Torhout had a total population of 20,149. The total area is 45.23 km² which gives a population density of 445 inhabitants per km².

Torhout
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Torhout
Location in Belgium
Location of Torhout in West Flanders
Coordinates: 51°03′N 03°06′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementBruges
Government
  MayorHilde Crevits (CD&V)
  Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
  Total45.23 km2 (17.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total20,530
  Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes
8820
Area codes050
Websitewww.torhout.be

People associated with Torhout

Festivities

Torhout-Werchter was until 1999 one of the largest annual pop festivals in Europe. Efforts were made to have a world music festival in Torhout after Torhout Werchter became Rock Werchter, held in Werchter only.

Sports

The main club of the city is Torhout 1992 KM.

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