The town of Kortrijk (French Cortrai) is situated on the River Leie (French Lys), which is connected to the Scheldt by a canal. The economy of Kortrijk has been based on the textile industry that has its beginnings in the 14th century. The raw material flax is grown in the surrounding area of Flanders and is processed in several spinning, weaving and finishing mills. Kortrijk is also important for synthetic fibers and has large flax treatment plants and other textile processing concerns (clothing, linen, carpets, canvas). In recent years efforts have been made to diversify from concentration on the single crisis-prone textile industry. New industries introduced include engineering, building materials, electronics, jewelry, rubber, furniture and printing. Get your own property in Kortrijk (Courtrai).
Polishing of precious stones is also a well-known and economically important activity. In addition Kortrijk is the economic and cultural center of an area encompassing 300,000 people and with a department of the Catholic University of Louvain is also a university town. In the "Hallen" built in 1967 important trade fairs and congresses take place. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Kortrijk (Courtrai).
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