Dutch-speaking northern region of Belgium
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Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen, French: Anvers, German: Flandern, Limburgish: Vlaondere, West Flemish: Vloandern) or Flemish Region (Dutch: Vlaams Gewest), is the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium.
|Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw|
("The Flemish Lion")
|County of Flanders||862–1795|
|Community in Belgium||1970|
|Region in Belgium||1980|
|• Executive||Flemish Government|
|• Governing parties (2019–2024)||N-VA, CD&V, Open Vld|
|• Minister-President||Jan Jambon (N-VA)|
|• Legislature||Flemish Parliament|
|• Speaker||Liesbeth Homans (N-VA)|
|• Land||13,626 km2 (5,261 sq mi)|
(1 January 2022)
|• Total||6,698,876 |
|• Density||492/km2 (1,270/sq mi)|
|• Official language||Dutch|
|Demonym(s)||Flemish (adjective), Fleming (person)|
Vlaams (adjective), Vlaming (person)
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||BE-VLG|
|The area and population figures are given for the Flemish Region, not the Community.|
Their version of the Dutch language is usually called Flemish (Dutch: Vlaams). Its vocabulary and pronunciation is not identical with Dutch as spoken in Holland.
Flanders has five provinces and 300 municipalities. About seven million people live there. Its capital is Brussels, which is also the capital of Belgium..
There are some other differences from the rest of Belgium. related to culture, politics and history.
Flanders has five provinces:
Flanders (or Flemish Region) is one of three regions in Belgium. The other two regions are:
- Wallonia (or Walloon Region) for the French-speaking part of Belgium
- Brussels-Capital Region is bilingual (French and Dutch)
- ↑ Population, Statbel
- ↑ Area, Statbel
- ↑ (Dutch: Vlaanderen [ˈvlaːndərə(n)] ( listen), French: Flandre [flɑ̃dʁ], German: Flandern, [flɑndɛɹn]
- ↑ Actually, Flemish is only the dialect of the provinces of West and East Flanders.
- The Flemish Region, belgium.be