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Flag of Flanders
Coat of arms of Flanders
Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw
("The Flemish Lion")
Flanders shown within Belgium and Europe
Present-day Belgian Flanders (dark green) shown within Belgium and Europe. Brussels is in some contexts considered part of Flanders and in other contexts separate.
County of Flanders862–1795
Community in Belgium1970
Region in Belgium1980
 • ExecutiveFlemish Government
 • Governing parties (2014–2019)N-VA, CD&V, Open Vld
 • Minister-PresidentGeert Bourgeois (N-VA)
 • LegislatureFlemish Parliament
 • SpeakerJan Peumans (N-VA)
 • Land13,522 km2 (5,221 sq mi)
 (1 January 2015)
 • Total6,444,127
 • Density477/km2 (1,240/sq mi)
 • Official language
Demonym(s)Flemish (adjective), Fleming (person)
Vlaams (adjective), Vlaming (person)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeBE-VLG
The area and population figures are given for the Flemish Region, not the Community.

Flanders or Flemish Region, is the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium.[1]

Their version of the Dutch language is usually called Flemish. Its vocabulary and pronunciation is not identical with Dutch as spoken in Holland.

Flanders has five provinces. About seven million people live there. Its capital is Brussels, which is also the capital of Belgium..

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

There are some other differences from the rest of Belgium. related to culture, politics and history.

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  1. (Dutch: Vlaanderen [ˈvlaːndərə(n)]  ( listen), French: Flandre [flɑ̃dʁ], German: Flandern, [flɑndɛɹn]
  • See also Wallonia for the French-speaking part of Belgium.