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Coat of arms of Wallonia (Belgium)
The coat of arms of Wallonia
Map of Wallonia
Wallonia (red) and the rest of Belgium (gray)

Wallonia (French: Wallonie, Walloon: Waloneye or Walonreye) or the Walloon Region (French: Région wallonne) is a French-speaking region in the south of Belgium. Its official languages are French (98%) and German (2%). Many people understand the local language Walloon, some still speak it, and few people write it. German is spoken mainly in the area of the German-speaking Community of Belgium.

The capital of the region is Namur. Other important cities are: Liège, Charleroi, Mons, Tournai and Verviers.

French speaking Walloons share the French community with French speaking people of Brussels.

Current Minister-President of the Walloon Government is Willy Borsus.

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

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