Wallonia

the southernmost of the three federal regions of Belgium

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.

Wallonia
Wallonie  (French)
Flag of Wallonia
Coat of arms of Wallonia
Anthem: Le Chant des Wallons
("The Song of the Walloons")
Wallonia shown within Belgium and Europe
Present-day Belgian Wallonia (dark green) shown within Belgium and Europe.
CountryBelgium
Region in Belgium1980
SeatNamur
Government
 • ExecutiveWalloon Government
 • Minister-PresidentElio Di Rupo (PS)
 • LegislatureWalloon Parliament
Area
 • Land16,901 km2 (6,526 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2022)
 • Total3,662,495 [1][2]
 • Density217/km2 (560/sq mi)
 • Official language
French and German
Demonym(s)Walloon (adjective)
Walloon (person)
wallon (adjective)
Wallon (person)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeBE-WAL
Websitewww.wallonie.be
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.

Provinces change

Wallonia has five provinces:

Province Capital Population
2022
Area
km²
Density
km²
Hainaut Mons 1,351,127 3,813 354
Liège Liège 1,110,989 3,857 288
Luxembourg Arlon 291,143 4,459 65
Namur Namur 499,454 3,675 136
Walloon Brabant Wavre 409,782 1,097 374

Related pages change

Wallonia (or Walloon Region) is one of three regions in Belgium. The other two regions are:

References change

  1. Population, Statbel
  2. Area, Statbel

Other websites change


 
Provinces of Wallonia