Kortessem

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Kortessem
Municipality
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Flag of Kortessem
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Coat of arms of Kortessem
Coat of arms
Kortessem is located in Belgium
Kortessem
Kortessem
Location in Belgium
Location of Kortessem in Limburg
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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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementTongeren
Government
 • MayorHugo Philtjens (VLD)
 • Governing party/iesVLD
Area
 • Total33.90 km2 (13.09 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total8,359
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Postal codes3720-3724
Area codes011
Websitewww.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.

Since 16 May 2014 Herman Van Rompuy is a honorary citizen.[citation needed]

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