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Flemish Region

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The Flemish Region (Dutch: Vlaams Gewest, pronounced [ˌvlaːms xəˈʋɛst] (Loudspeaker.svglisten)),[3][lower-alpha 1] usually simply referred to as Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen [ˈvlaːndərə(n)] (Loudspeaker.svglisten))[lower-alpha 2] is one of the three regions of Belgium—alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region.[4] Covering the northern portion of the country, the Flemish Region is primarily Dutch-speaking. With an area of 13,522 km2 (5,221 sq mi), it accounts for only 45% of Belgium's territory, but 57% of its population. It is one of the most densely populated regions of Europe with around 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi).

Quick facts: Flemish Region Vlaams Gewest (Dutch)...
Flemish Region
Vlaams Gewest (Dutch)
Région flamande (French)
Flämische Region (German)
Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw
("The Flemish Lion")
Location of Flemish Region
Coordinates: 51°00′N 4°30′E
CountryFlag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg Belgium
CommunityFlag_of_Flanders.svg 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)
  Total13,522 km2 (5,221 sq mi)
 (1 January 2020)[2]
  Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
  Ethnic groupFlemings
Dutch and French (in municipalities with language facilities)
ISO 3166 codeBE-VLG
Celebration Day11 July

The Flemish Region is distinct from the Flemish Community: the latter encompasses both the inhabitants of the Flemish Region and the Dutch-speaking minority living in the Brussels-Capital Region.