Kortrijk, with 279 thousand inhabitants, is a highly-urbanized area located in Flanders, a Dutch-speaking community within the Belgian state. Because of Kortrijk ’s close proximity to Brussels, Paris and London, Kortrijk plays an enormous role in the transportation of persons and goods throughout Europe by air, rail and water.
Kortrijk also has a rich tourism industry revolving around its many industrial and archeological sites as well as many museums exploring local and regional culture. Tourist-recreational developments are situated mainly in the field of local and regional recreation. The great beauty of Kortrijk’s landscape enhanced by a large network of walking trails, bicycle routes and riding tracks, make it an ideal location to enjoy outdoor recreation.
Greenville’s relationship with Kortrijk dates back to 1991, and interactions have included student exchange programs through Furman University and exchanges between local garden clubs.