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Facts and figures

  • Name: Flanders
  • Form of state: federated entity of the federal state of Belgium
  • Capital city: Brussels
  • Area: 13,522 sq km (5,220.8734 sq miles)
  • Number of inhabitants: 6,251,983
  • Population density: 462 inhabitants / sq km
  • Climate: temperate maritime climate
  • Temperature: average daytime temperature between 1° C (January) and 21° C (August)
  • Geography: flat land bordered by the sea
  • Language: Dutch
  • Religion: predominantly Roman Catholic, also Islam, Protestantism and Judaism
  • Currency: euro
  • Time zone: GMT + 1
  • Daylight saving starts: last Sunday in March
  • Daylight saving ends: last Sunday in October
  • Electricity: 220V
  • Electric plug details: European plug with two circular metal pins
  • Weights and measures: metric
  • Country dialling code: 32
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Public holidays

  • New Year: 1 January
  • Easter Sunday: (2014) 20 April
  • Easter Monday: (2014) 21 April
  • May day: 1 May
  • Ascension Day: (2014) 29 May
  • Whit Sunday (Pentecost): (2014) 8 June
  • Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday): (2014) 9 June
  • National Day in Flanders: 11 July
  • National Day in Belgium: 21 July
  • Assumption Day: 15 August
  • All Saints’ Day: 1 November
  • Armistice Day: 11 November
  • Christmas Day: 25 December
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Other important dates in the calendar

Many offices will also be closed on the following days:

  • All Souls’ Day: 2 November
  • Boxing Day: 26 December

More information


Contact

Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs
Boudewijnlaan 30, B-1000 Brussel
PO Box 80, B-1000 Brussel

call + 32 (0)2 553 60 32
fax + 32 (0)2 553 60 37
email pr@flanders.be
web http://www.flanders.be

If you wish to contact the representatives of Flanders in your country or region, please consult http://www.vlaanderen.be/nl/economie-en-werk/buitenlands-beleid/internationaal-netwerk-van-vertegenwoordigers-van-de-vlaamse-overheid, for contact details.

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