|Walloon Brabant (French: Brabant wallon)|
|Province of Belgium|
The church of St John the Baptist in Wavre.
|Highest point||Unnamed point in Trou-du-Bois|
|- location||Genappe, Nivelles, Walloon Brabant|
|- elevation||170 m (558 ft)|
|Area||1,091 km² (421 sq mi)|
|Population||396,840 (1 January 2016) |
|Density||364 /km² (943 /sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Website: Official site|
History[change | change source]
Walloon in Walloon Brabant means that it is in the Wallon part of the former province of Brabant of Belgium. Brabant was an old region, the Duchy of Brabant. The word Brabant appears for the first time in the seventh century when the abbey of Nivelles was founded in the pagus Bracbatensis (pagus is a Latin word meaning a very small town, with only few houses).
Walloon Brabant is the youngest and the smallest province of Belgium. The province was created in 1995 when the former province of Brabant was split along the language border in three parts: a Flemish part (Flemish Brabant), a Wallon part (Walloon Brabant) and the Brussels Capital Region, which no longer belongs to any province.
Geography[change | change source]
The province has an elongated shape and measures from east to west about 90 km (56 mi) and about 40 km (25 mi) from north to south.
Administrative division[change | change source]
Population by arrondissement[change | change source]
Population on 1 January of each year.
References[change | change source]
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
- "Histoire". Province du Brabant wallon (in French). Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Démographie". Province du Brabant wallon (in French). Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- Institut National de Statistique - Direction générale Statistique et Information économique
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Walloon Brabant.|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide about: Walloon Brabant|