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Flemish Region
Vlaams Gewest
Region of Belgium
Flag of Flemish Region
Flag
Coat of arms of Flemish Region
Coat of arms
Anthem: De Vlaamse Leeuw
Location of Flemish Region
Country Belgium
Area
 • Total 13,522 km2 (5,221 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)
 • Total 6,350,765
 • Density 469.662/km2 (1,216.42/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic group Flemings
 • Languages Dutch
ISO 3166 code BE-VLG
Celebration Day 11 July
Website www.flanders.be
The territory of Flemish Region

Flemish Region (Dutch: Vlaams Gewest) is a region in the north of Belgium. The official language is Dutch, sometimes called Flemish. Flanders has 5 provinces. About 7 million people live there. Its capital is Brussels.

Flanders is one of three regions in Belgium. The other two regions are Wallonia (or Walloon Region) and Brussels-Capital Region.


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