Kortessem

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Kortessem
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Kortessem
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Coat of arms of Kortessem
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Kortessem is located in Belgium
Kortessem
Kortessem
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°52′N 05°23′E / 50.867°N 5.383°E / 50.867; 5.383Coordinates: 50°52′N 05°23′E / 50.867°N 5.383°E / 50.867; 5.383
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 2012)[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.

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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