Torhout

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Torhout
Municipality of Belgium
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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External links[edit]

Media related to Torhout at Wikimedia Commons