Arrondissements of Belgium

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Arrondissements of Belgium are subdivisions below the provinces of Belgium. There are administrative, judicial and electoral arrondissements. These may or may not relate to identical geographical areas.


Belgium, a federalized state, geographically consists of three regions, of which only Flanders and Wallonia are subdivided into five provinces each; Brussels is neither a province nor is it part of one.


Administrative arrondissements of Belgium Belgische Bestuurlijke Arrondissementen.png
Administrative arrondissements of Belgium

The 43 administrative arrondissements are an administrative level between the municipalities and the provinces. Brussels-Capital forms a single arrondissement for all 19 municipalities in the region by that name.

Dutch name French name HASC NUTS NIS/INS In provincePopulation (as of 1/1/2018)Municipalities
Aalst AlostBE.OV.ALBE23141East Flanders289,17510
Aarlen Arlon BE.LX.ARBE34181Luxembourg62,2025
Antwerpen AnversBE.AN.AWBE21111Antwerp1,045,59330
Aat Ath BE.HT.ATBE32151Hainaut86,7828
Bastenaken Bastogne BE.LX.BSBE34282Luxembourg48,1838
Brugge BrugesBE.WV.BGBE25131West Flanders281,78010
Brussel-Hoofdstad Bruxelles-Capitale BE.BU.BRBE10021N/A1,198,72619
- Charleroi BE.HT.CRBE32252Hainaut430,70114
Dendermonde TermondeBE.OV.DMBE23242East Flanders200,30710
Diksmuide DixmudeBE.WV.DKBE25232West Flanders51,4285
- Dinant BE.NA.DNBE35191Namur110,61015
Eeklo -BE.OV.EKBE23343East Flanders84,5916
Gent GandBE.OV.GTBE23444East Flanders556,91617
Halle-Vilvoorde Hal-VilvordeBE.VB.HVBE24123Flemish Brabant632,13435
Hasselt -BE.LI.HSBE22171Limburg427,01017
Hoei Huy BE.LG.HYBE33161Liège113,09717
Ieper YpresBE.WV.IPBE25333West Flanders106,2518
Kortrijk CourtraiBE.WV.KRBE25434West Flanders289,11412
Leuven LouvainBE.VB.LVBE24224Flemish Brabant506,35530
Luik Liège BE.LG.LGBE33262Liège623,95324
Maaseik -BE.LI.MSBE22272Limburg240,51112
- Marche-en-Famenne BE.LX.MRBE34383Luxembourg56,1439
Mechelen MalinesBE.AN.MHBE21212Antwerp342,94512
Bergen Mons BE.HT.MNBE32353Hainaut258,60813
Moeskroen Mouscron BE.HT.MCBE32454Hainaut76,2972
Namen Namur BE.NA.NMBE35292Namur316,05816
- Neufchâteau BE.LX.NCBE34484Luxembourg63,04112
Nijvel Nivelles BE.BW.NVBE31025Walloon Brabant401,10627
Oostende OstendeBE.WV.OSBE25535West Flanders156,4687
Oudenaarde AudenardeBE.OV.ODBE23545East Flanders123,86810
- Philippeville BE.NA.PVBE35393Namur66,4057
Roeselare RoulersBE.WV.RSBE25636West Flanders151,8738
Sint-Niklaas Saint-NicolasBE.OV.SNBE23646East Flanders250,1967
Zinnik Soignies BE.HT.SGBE32555Hainaut190,3348
- Thuin BE.HT.TNBE32656Hainaut151,91214
Tielt -BE.WV.TLBE25737West Flanders92,6159
Tongeren TongresBE.LI.TGBE22373Limburg203,35913
Doornik Tournai BE.HT.TRBE32757Hainaut147,01110
Turnhout -BE.AN.THBE21313Antwerp458,94827
- Verviers BE.LG.VVBE335
Veurne FurnesBE.WV.VRBE25838West Flanders61,5305
- Virton BE.LX.VTBE34585Luxembourg53,65810
Borgworm Waremme BE.LG.WRBE33464Liège80,90214

As an exception, the arrondissement of Verviers has two NUTS codes: BE335 for the French-speaking part and BE336 for the German-speaking part. The latter is identical to the area of the German-speaking community.


Judicial arrondissements of Belgium Belgische Gerechtelijke Arrondissementen (2012).png
Judicial arrondissements of Belgium

Belgium has 12 judicial arrondissements: [1] [2]

Until March 31, 2014 Belgium had 27 judicial arrondissements. [3] These are now sections of today's 12 judicial arrondissements. In addition, the arrondissement Brussels was divided into the sections Brussels and Halle-Vilvoorde.

Judicial arrondissementSections
Antwerp Antwerp, Mechelen, Turnhout
Brussels Brussels, Halle-Vilvoorde
Eupen Eupen
East Flanders Dendermonde, Ghent, Oudenaarde
Hainaut Charleroi, Mons, Tournai
Leuven Leuven
Limburg Hasselt, Tongeren
Liège Huy, Liège, Verviers
Luxembourg Arlon, Marche-en-Famenne, Neufchâteau
Namur Dinant, Namur
Walloon Brabant Nivelles
West Flanders Bruges, Kortrijk, Veurne, Ypres


Until the end of 1999 the electoral districts for the election of the parliaments were electoral arrondissements; since the start of 2000 these are the ten provinces . The arrondissement of Brussels-Capital (geographically coinciding with the Brussels-Capital Region) is not part of any province and consequently forms its own electoral district.

As the only part of Belgium, the Parliament of Wallonia still uses electoral arrondissements. Each electoral arrondissement consists of at least one (administrative) arrondissement. There were previously 13 such electoral districts, but they have since been reduced to 11. Each of these electoral districts take their names from the arrondissements they consist of, usually decreasing in order of population.

Electoral arrondissementProvince part of
Arlon-Marche-en-Famenne-Bastogne-Neufchâteau-Virton Luxembourg
Mons Hainaut
Charleroi-Thuin Hainaut
Dinant-Philippeville Namur
Tournai-Ath-Mouscron Hainaut
Huy-Waremme Liège
Liège Liège
Namur Namur
Nivelles Walloon Brabant
Soignies Hainaut
Verviers Liège

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