city in West Flanders, Belgium

Kortrijk or Courtray (Courtrai in French) is a city in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The city is located along the river Leie (Lys). The centre is a well preserved historic area with a lot of shops and nice squares. The Beguinage (Begijnhof in Dutch) is a very well known historic part of the centre with well preserved medieval streets, houses, squares and alleys and was declared UNESCO World Heritage.

Broeltowers in Kortrijk along the river Leie (Lys)
Flag of Kortrijk.svg
Wapen stad be Kortrijk (met schildhouders).svg
the Beguinage (Begijnhof), UNESCO world heritage

General informationEdit

In 2010, some 75,000 (74,911) people lived there.[1] (number of inhabitants in 2007)

It is situated at 50° 49 North, 03° 16 East.[2]


  1. "Werkelijke bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2007 (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  2. "Geografische coördinaten van de gemeenten (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2004-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.