Provinces of Belgium

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Belgium is divided into three regions (Flemish Region, Walloon Region and Brussels-Capital Region), two of them are subdivided into five provinces each.

Provinces of the Flemish Region[change | edit source]

Province Antwerp Limburg Flemish Brabant East Flanders West Flanders
Dutch name Antwerpen Limburg Vlaams Brabant Oost-Vlaanderen West-Vlaanderen
French name Anvers Limbourg Brabant flamand Flandre orientale Flandre occidentale
German name Antwerpen Limburg Flämisch-Brabant Ostflandern Westflandern
Location Province of Antwerp Province of Limburg Province of Flemish Brabant Province of East Flanders Province of West Flanders
Flag
Flag of Antwerp.svg
Flag of Limburg (Belgium).svg
Flemish Brabant Flag.png
Flag of Oost-Vlaanderen.png
Flag of West Flanders.svg
Coat of Arms
Wapen van de provincie Antwerpen.svg
Limburg (Belgium) coa.PNG
Wapen van Vlaams-Brabant.svg
Wapen van Oost-Vlaanderen.svg
Wapen van West-Vlaanderen.svg
HASC[1] BE.AN BE.LI BE.VB BE.OV BE.WV
FIPS[1] BE01 BE05 BE12 BE08 BE09
ISO 3166-2 VAN VLI VBR VOV VWV
Postal codes 2000-2999 3500-3999 1500-1999, 3000-3499 9000-9999 8000-8999
Area 2860 km²
21.15% of Flanders
9.38% of Belgium
2414 km²
17.85% of Flanders
7.92% of Belgium
2106 km²
15.57% of Flanders
6.91% of Belgium
2982.24 km²
22.12% of Flanders
9.81% of Belgium
3151 km²
23.30% of Flanders
10.33% of Belgium
Highest point Beerzelberg (55 m) Remersdaal (288 m) Walshoutem (137 m) Hottondberg (150 m)[2]
Pottelberg (157 m)[3]
Kemmelberg (156 m)
Subdivisions 3 Arrondissements
70 municipalities
AntwerpenGemeenten.png
3 Arrondissements
44 municipalities
LimburgBGemeenten.png
2 Arrondissements
65 municipalities
Vlaams-BrabantGemeenten.png
6 Arrondissements
65 municipalities
Oost-VlaanderenGemeenten.png
8 Arrondissements
64 municipalities
West-VlaanderenGemeenten.png
Capital[1] Antwerpen Hasselt Leuven Gent Brugge
Population 1,682,683
28% of Flanders
805,786
13% of Flanders
1,037,786
17% of Flanders
1,389,199
23% of Flanders
1,130,040
19% of Flanders
Density 587 / km² 333 / km² 493 / km² 459 / km² 362 / km²
Governor Cathy Berx Steve Stevaert Lodewijk De Witte André Denys Paul Breyne
Government CD&V, sp.a, VLD CD&V, sp.a, VLD CD&V, sp.a, VLD CD&V, sp.a, VLD CD&V, sp.a
Website Official page Official page Official page Official page Official page

Provinces of the Walloon Region[change | edit source]

Province Hainaut Walloon Brabant Namur Liège Luxembourg
French name Hainaut Brabant wallon Namur Liège Luxembourg
German name Hennegau Wallonisch-Brabant Namur Lüttich Luxemburg
Dutch name Henegouwen Waals Brabant Namen Luik Luxemburg
Location Province of Hainaut Province of Walloon Brabant Province of Namur Province of Liège Province of Luxembourg
Flag
Flag of Hainaut.svg
Drapeau Province BE Brabant Wallon.svg
Flag province namur.svg
Flag of the Province of Liège.svg
Flag of the Province of Luxembourg.svg
Coat of Arms
WapenHenegouwen.jpg
Armes province brabant wallon.png
Armes province namur.png
Blason liege prov.svg
Coat of arms of the Province of Luxembourg.svg
HASC[1] BE.HT BE.BW BE.NA BE.LG BE.LX
FIPS[1] BE03 BE10 BE07 BE04 BE06
Area 3800 km²
22.56% of Wallonia
12.44% of Belgium
1093 km²
6.49% of Wallonia
3.58% of Belgium
3664 km²
21.75% of Wallonia
11.99% of Belgium
3844 km²
22.82% of Wallonia
12.58% of Belgium
4443 km²
26.38% of Wallonia
14.54% of Belgium
Subdivisions 7 Arrondissements
69 municipalities
HainautGemeenten.png
1 Arrondissement
27 municipalities
Brabant-WallonGemeenten.png
3 Arrondissements
38 municipalities
NamenGemeenten.png
4 Arrondissements
84 municipalities
LiègeGemeenten2.png
5 Arrondissements
44 municipalities
LuxembourgGemeenten.png
Capital[1] Mons Wavre Namur Liège Arlon
Population 1,309,880
37% of Wallonia
379,515
11% of Wallonia
472,281
13% of Wallonia
1,067,685
31% of Wallonia
269,023
8% of Wallonia
Density 345 / km² 347 / km² 129 / km² 277 / km² 60 / km²
Governor Claude Durieux Marie-José Laloy Denis Mathen Michel Foret Bernard Caprasse
Website Official page Official page Official page Official page Official page

3rd Province (Eupen-Sankt Vith)[change | edit source]

Because the German-speaking Community is found in the Province of Liège, people want a third province: the Province of Eupen-Sankt Vith, which would be made up of the 9 municipalities of the German-speaking Community.

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