Flanders

Flanders
Vlaanderen
Community and region of Belgium
Flag of Flanders
Flag
Coat of arms of Flanders
Coat of arms
Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw
("The Flemish Lion")
Flanders shown within Belgium and Europe
Present-day Belgian Flanders (dark green) shown within Belgium and Europe. Brussels is in some contexts considered part of Flanders and in other contexts separate.
CountryBelgium
County of Flanders862–1795
Community in Belgium1970
Region in Belgium1980
SeatBrussels
Government
 • ExecutiveFlemish Government
 • N-VA, CD&V, Open Vld
 • Minister-PresidentGeert Bourgeois (N-VA)
 • LegislatureFlemish Parliament
 • SpeakerJan Peumans (N-VA)
Area
 • Land13,522 km2 (5,221 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2015)
 • Total6,444,127
 • Density477/km2 (1,240/sq mi)
 • Official languageDutch
Demonym(s)Flemish (adjective), Fleming (person)
Vlaams (adjective), Vlaming (person)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 codeBE-VLG
Websitewww.vlaanderen.be
The area and population figures are given for the Flemish Region, not the Community.

Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen [ˈvlaːndərə(n)]  ( listen), French: Flandre [flɑ̃dʁ], German: Flandern, [flɑndɛɹn]) is the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium, although there are several overlapping definitions, including ones related to culture, language, politics and history.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Vlaandere
Ænglisc: Flandras
aragonés: Flandres
asturianu: Flandes
azərbaycanca: Flandriya
Bân-lâm-gú: Vlaanderen
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Фляндрыя (гістарычная вобласьць)
български: Фландрия
bosanski: Flandrija
brezhoneg: Flandrez
català: Flandes
Чӑвашла: Фландри
čeština: Vlámsko
Cymraeg: Fflandrys
dansk: Flandern
Deutsch: Flandern
Ελληνικά: Φλάνδρα
English: Flanders
español: Flandes
Esperanto: Flandrio
euskara: Flandria
فارسی: فلاندر
Frysk: Flaanderen
Gaeilge: Flóndras
galego: Flandres
한국어: 플랑드르
hrvatski: Flandrija
Bahasa Indonesia: Flandria
Interlingue: Flandria
íslenska: Flæmingjaland
italiano: Fiandre
עברית: פלנדריה
қазақша: Фландрия
Kiswahili: Flandria
Latina: Flandria
latviešu: Flandrija
Lëtzebuergesch: Flandern
lumbaart: Fiander
magyar: Flandria
македонски: Фландрија
مصرى: فلاندر
مازِرونی: فلاندر
Bahasa Melayu: Flanders
Nāhuatl: Flandes
Nederlands: Vlaanderen
Nedersaksies: Vlaanderen
日本語: フランドル
Nordfriisk: Flandern
norsk: Flandern
norsk nynorsk: Flandern
occitan: Flandra
Papiamentu: Vlaanderen
Plattdüütsch: Flannern
português: Flandres
română: Flandra
Scots: Flanders
sicilianu: Fiandri
slovenščina: Flandrija
српски / srpski: Фландрија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Flandrija
suomi: Flanderi
svenska: Flandern
Tagalog: Flandes
Türkçe: Flandre
اردو: فلینڈرس
Tiếng Việt: Vlaanderen
walon: Flande
West-Vlams: Vloandern
Winaray: Vlaanderen
吴语: 法兰德斯
ייִדיש: פלאנדערן
粵語: 法蘭德斯
中文: 法兰德斯