Flemish Region

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Flemish Region
Vlaams Gewest
Region of Belgium
Flag of Flemish Region
Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw
Location of Flemish Region
Country Belgium
Seat Brussels (but not part of the Flemish Region)
 • Executive Flemish Government
 • Governing parties (2014–2019) N-VA, CD&V, Open Vld
 • Minister-President Geert Bourgeois (N-VA)
 • Legislature Flemish Parliament
 • Speaker Jan Peumans (N-VA)
 • Total 13,522 km2 (5,221 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 6,477,804
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Ethnic group Flemings
 • Languages Dutch
ISO 3166 code BE-VLG
Celebration Day 11 July
Website www.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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