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Kortessem

Kortessem
Municipality
Flag of Kortessem
Flag
Coat of arms of Kortessem
Coat of arms
Kortessem is located in Belgium
Kortessem
Location in Belgium
Coordinates:
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Tongeren
Government
 • Mayor Hugo Philtjens (VLD)
 • Governing party/ies VLD
Area
 • 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
Website www.kortessem.be

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.

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References

  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
  • kortessem.2link.be
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