Flemish Region

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Flemish Region

Vlaams Gewest
Flag of Flemish Region
Flag
Coat of arms of Flemish Region
Coat of arms
Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw
Location of Flemish Region
CountryBelgium
SeatBrussels (but not part of the Flemish Region)
Government
 • ExecutiveFlemish Government
 • Governing parties (2014–2019)N-VA, CD&V, Open Vld
 • Minister-PresidentGeert Bourgeois (N-VA)
 • LegislatureFlemish Parliament
 • SpeakerJan Peumans (N-VA)
Area
 • Total13,522 km2 (5,221 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total6,477,804
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groupFlemings
 • LanguagesDutch
ISO 3166 codeBE-VLG
Celebration Day11 July
Websitewww.flanders.be
The territory of Flemish Region

Flemish Region (Dutch: Vlaams Gewest) is a region in the north of Belgium. The official language is Dutch, sometimes called Flemish. Flanders has 5 provinces. About 7 million people live there. Its capital is Brussels.

Flanders is one of three regions in Belgium. The other two regions are Wallonia (or Walloon Region) and Brussels-Capital Region.

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