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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: 6 516 011
  • 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: (2019) 21 April
  • Easter Monday: (2019) 22 April
  • Labour Day: 1 May
  • Ascension Day: (2019) 30 May
  • Whit Sunday (Pentecost): (2019) 9 June
  • Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday): (2019) 10 June
  • Day of the Flemish Community: 11 July
  • Belgian National Holiday: 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

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Contact

If you wish to contact the representatives of Flanders in your country or region, please consult the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs.

If you wish to contact the Belgian embassies and consulates abroad, please consult the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

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