Atlas of Flanders

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Nederlands Vlaanderen - Vlaanderen

Vlaanderen is de noordelijke deelstaat van ► België. Het Nederlands is er de officiële taal hoewel er ook naar gerefereerd wordt als Vlaams. De inwoners worden Vlamingen genoemd. De naam 'Vlaanderen' verwijst zowel naar de 'Vlaamse Gemeenschap' in de maatschappelijke en politieke zin, als naar de bestuurlijke instellingen (de Vlaamse Gemeenschap en het Vlaams Gewest), die allen gevestigd zijn te Brussel. Deze stad is zowel hoofdstad van België als van Vlaanderen. Het vormt ook een eigen gewest: het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest.

English Flanders - Flemish Region / Flemish Community
Flanders, the constituent governing institution of the federal Belgian state through the institutions of the Flemish Community, excercising the powers on most of those domains for forementioned community, and the officially Dutch-speaking Flemish Region which has further powers. The Community and Region joined to a mainly single operative body as the Flemish government and a legislative one as the Flemish parliament; Flanders borders the ► Netherlands, ► Brussels, ► Wallonia and ► France.

Short name Flanders
Official  name Flemish Region / Flemish Community
Status Region of Belgium
Capital Brussel (Brussels)[1]
Population (without Brussels) 6,589,069 inhabitants
Area (without Brussels) 13,522 km²
Major  languages Dutch
Major  religions Roman Catholicism
More information Flanders, Geography of Flanders, History of Flanders and Politics of Flanders
More  images Flanders - Flanders (Category).

General maps

Map of Belgium showing the Flemish Region
De ligging van Vlaanderen in België
Map showing the Flemish Community
De Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Map showing the Flemish Region
Het Vlaams Gewest
Provinces of Flanders
De Vlaamse provincies
Municipalities with language facilities

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  1. Though Brussels is the capital of Flanders, the region doesn't include the city, the community does.

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