WikiNow lets you discover the news you care about, follow the topics that matter to you and share your favourite stories with your friends.

© WikiNow

The Flemish Region is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium—alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region. Colloquially, it is usually simply referred to as Flanders. It occupies the northern part of Belgium and covers an area of 13,522 km2 . It is one of the most densely populated regions of Europe with around 470 inhabitants per square kilometer.


Vlaams Gewest
Region of Belgium
Flag of Flemish Region
Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw
Location of Flemish Region
Country Belgium
Seat Brussels
Government
 • Executive Flemish Government
 • Governing parties N-VA, CD&V, Open Vld
 • Minister-President Geert Bourgeois (N-VA)
 • Legislature Flemish Parliament
 • Speaker Jan Peumans (N-VA)
Area
 • Total 13,522 km (5,221 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)
 • Total 6,477,804
 • Density 480/km (1,200/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic group Flemings
 • Languages Dutch
ISO 3166 code BE-VLG
Celebration Day 11 July
Website www.flanders.be

The Flemish Region (Dutch:  ; French: Région flamande) is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium—alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region. Colloquially, it is usually simply referred to as Flanders. It occupies the northern part of Belgium and covers an area of 13,522 km (44.29% of Belgium). It is one of the most densely populated regions of Europe with around 470 inhabitants per square kilometer.