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Flag of Kortessem
Coat of arms of Kortessem
Coat of arms
Kortessem is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Tongeren
 • Mayor Hugo Philtjens (VLD)
 • Governing party/ies VLD
 • Total 33.90 km2 (13.09 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 8,400
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Postal codes 3720-3724
Area codes 011

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.

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.



  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
  • Kovok Kortessem: Volleybalteam
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