Flanders

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Flanders
Vlaanderen
Region of Belgium
Flag of Flanders
Flag
Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw
Country Belgium
Seat of the Parliament Brussels (but is not a part of the Flemish Region)
Government
 • Minister-President Geert Bourgeois
Area
 • Total 13,522 km2 (5,221 sq mi)
Demographics
 • Languages Dutch
ISO 3166 code BE-VLG
Celebration Day July 11
Website www.flanders.be
The territory of Flemish Region

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.

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