|• Mayor||Hugo Philtjens (VLD)|
|• Governing party/ies||VLD|
|• Total||33.90 km2 (13.09 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
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.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Media related to Kortessem at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Kovok Kortessem: Volleybalteam
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