Brussels-Capital Region is one of the three regions of Belgium. Its official name in the three official languages of Belgium:
- French: Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
- Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
- German: Region Brüssel-Hauptstadt
It has a population of 1,222,637  (1 January 2022) on an area of 162 km².
Language[change | change source]
Brussels-Capital Region is officially bilingual: Dutch and French, but most people speak French. In earlier times, they spoke Brabantian, which is a Dutch dialect.
History[change | change source]
The area of Brussels-Capital Region belonged to the Duchy of Brabant until 1795. After the French occupation it became part of the newly formed province of South Brabant during the United Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1815 until 1831. After the Belgian separation in 1831, it became part of the newly formed province of Brabant. On 1 January 1995, Brabant province was divided into the provinces of Flemish Brabant (Dutch-speaking) and Walloon Brabant (French-speaking), and into the bilingual Brussels region.
Municipalities[change | change source]
Brussels-Capital Region has 19 municipalities:
|#||French name||Dutch name||Population
|4||Bruxelles ¹||Brussel ¹||187,686||1000, 1020, 1120,|
1130, 1040, 1050
¹ Capital, English name Brussels.
Related pages[change | change source]
There are two other regions:
- Flanders (or Flemish Region) for the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium
- Wallonia (or Walloon Region) for the French-speaking part of Belgium
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The figure at the beginning differs from the table's total because the first figure had been adapted at a later date; the difference amounts 5,567 people.
- ↑ Population, Statbel
- ↑ Area, Statbel
- ↑ German is no official language of Brussels-Capital Region.
- ↑ Statistieken van bevolking - Bevolkingscijfers op 1 januari 2022 (.pdf), Rijksregister
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- The Brussels-Capital Region, belgium.be