Flemish Region

The Flemish Region (Dutch: Vlaams Gewest, pronounced [ˌvlaːms xəˈʋɛst] (listen);[3] French: Région flamande; German: Flämische Region), usually simply referred to as Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen [ˈvlaːndərə(n)] (listen); French: Flandre [flɑ̃dʁ]; German: Flandern [ˈflandɐn] (listen)), is one of the three regions of Belgium—alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region.[4] It occupies the northern part of Belgium and covers an area of 13,625 km2 (5,261 sq mi) (44.4% of Belgium). It is one of the most densely populated regions of Europe with around 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi).

Flemish Region
Vlaams Gewest  (Dutch)
Région flamande  (French)
Flämische Region  (German)
Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw
("The Flemish Lion")
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
SeatCity of Brussels (which is not part of the Flemish Region)
  ExecutiveFlemish Government
  Governing parties (2019)N-VA, CD&V, Open Vld
  Minister-PresidentJan Jambon (N-VA)
  LegislatureFlemish Parliament
  SpeakerLiesbeth Homans (N-VA)
  Total13,626 km2 (5,261 sq mi)
 (1 January 2020)[2]
  Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
  Ethnic groupFlemings
French (in municipalities with language facilities)
ISO 3166 codeBE-VLG
Celebration Day11 July

The Flemish Region should not be confused with the Flemish Community: the latter encompasses both the inhabitants of the Flemish Region and the Dutch-speaking minority living in the Brussels-Capital Region.