) is a municipality
located in the Belgian
province of West Flanders
. The municipality comprises the city of Courtrai proper and the towns of Aalbeke, Bellegem, Bissegem, Heule, Kooigem, Marke and Rollegem. On January 1st, 2000 Courtrai had a total population of 74,790 (36,537 males and 38,253 females). The total area is 80.80 km²
which gives a population density
of 925.62 inhabitants per km².