Wallonia (French: Wallonie, German: Wallonie(n), Dutch: Wallonië, Luxembourgish: Wallounien, Picard: Walonnie, Walloon: Walon(r)eye) or the Walloon Region (French: Région wallonne) is a French-speaking region in the south of Belgium. Its official languages are French (98%) and German (2%). Many people understand the local language Walloon, some still speak it, and few people write it. German is spoken mainly in the area of the German-speaking Community of Belgium.
|Anthem: Le Chant des Wallons |
("The Song of the Walloons")
|Region in Belgium||1980|
|• Executive||Walloon Government|
|• Governing parties (2019–2024)||PS, MR, Ecolo|
|• Minister-President||Elio Di Rupo (PS)|
|• Legislature||Walloon Parliament|
|• Speaker||Jean-Claude Marcourt (PS)|
|• Land||16,901 km2 (6,526 sq mi)|
(1 January 2022)
|• Total||3,662,495 |
|• Density||217/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|• Official language||French and German|
|Demonym(s)||Walloon (adjective) |
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||BE-WAL|
|The area and population figures are given for the Walloon Region, not the French Community.|
The capital of the region is Namur. Other important cities are: Liège, Charleroi, Mons, Tournai and Verviers.
French speaking Walloons share the French community with French speaking people of Brussels.
Current Minister-President of the Walloon Government is Elio Di Rupo.
Wallonia has five provinces:
Wallonia (or Walloon Region) is one of three regions in Belgium. The other two regions are:
- Flanders (or Flemish Region) for the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium
- Brussels-Capital Region is bilingual (Dutch and French)
- ↑ Population, Statbel
- ↑ Area, Statbel
- The Walloon Region, belgium.be