Location in Belgium
|• Mayor||Kristof Audenaert (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, Vooruit|
|• Total||45.23 km2 (17.46 sq mi)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
Torhout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɔrɦʌu̯t]; French: Thourout; West Flemish: Toeroet) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Torhout proper, the villages of Wijnendale and Sint-Henricus, and the hamlet of De Driekoningen. 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.
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.
The main club of the city is Torhout 1992 KM.