|Region of Belgium|
|Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw|
|Seat of the Parliament||Brussels (but is not a part of the Flemish Region)|
|• Minister-President||Geert Bourgeois|
|• Total||13,522 km2 (5,221 sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||BE-VLG|
|Celebration Day||July 11|
Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen) or the 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.