|Municipality of Belgium|
|• Mayor||Norbert Decuyper (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V|
|• Total||45.23 km2 (17.46 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2012)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
Torhout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈt̪ɔr(ɦ)ɔ̞u̯t̪]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality only comprises the city of Torhout proper. 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.
- Rimbert, saint
- Josse van Huerter, first settler, and captain-major of the island of Faial in the Portuguese Azores.
- Karel Van Wijnendaele (nl) (Founder of Tour of Flanders (Tour of Flanders))
- Benny Vansteelant (Multiple World Champion Duathlon) and Joerie Vansteelant
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.
The main club of the city is Torhout 1992 KM.
- Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)
- Official website - Information available in Dutch and limited information available in French, English and German
Media related to Torhout at Wikimedia Commons
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