Torhout

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Torhout
Municipality
Town Hall
Town Hall
Flag of Torhout
Flag
Coat of arms of Torhout
Coat of arms
Torhout is located in Belgium
Torhout
Torhout
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°03′N 03°06′E / 51.050°N 3.100°E / 51.050; 3.100Coordinates: 51°03′N 03°06′E / 51.050°N 3.100°E / 51.050; 3.100
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Bruges
Government
 • Mayor Norbert Decuyper (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 45.23 km2 (17.46 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 20,149
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 8820
Area codes 050
Website www.torhout.be

Torhout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɔrɦʌu̯t]) 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.

People associated with Torhout[edit]

Festivities[edit]

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[edit]

The main club of the city is Torhout 1992 KM.

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