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 3 regions, of which only the Flemish Region and the Walloon Region are subdivided into five provinces each; the Brussels-Capital Region is neither a province nor is it part of one.

Administrative[edit]

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. Per region an overview of its municipalities (gemeenten/communes) and the district or administrative arrondissement these belong to can be found in the Municipalities in Belgium page; for these administrative arrondissements also more technical references are available.

Administrative arrondissements
Dutch name French name HASC NUTS NIS/INS
Aalst Alost BE.OV.AL BE231 41
Aarlen Arlon BE.LX.AR BE341 81
Aat Ath BE.HT.AT BE321 51
Antwerpen Anvers BE.AN.AW BE211 11
Bastenaken Bastogne BE.LX.BS BE342 82
Bergen Mons BE.HT.MN BE323 53
Borgworm Waremme BE.LG.WR BE334 64
Brugge Bruges BE.WV.BG BE251 31
Brussel-Hoofdstad Bruxelles-Capitale BE.BU.BR BE100 21
- Charleroi BE.HT.CR BE322 52
Dendermonde Termonde BE.OV.DM BE232 42
Diksmuide Dixmude BE.WV.DK BE252 32
- Dinant BE.NA.DN BE351 91
Doornik Tournai BE.HT.TR BE327 57
Eeklo - BE.OV.EK BE233 43
Gent Gand BE.OV.GT BE234 44
Halle-Vilvoorde Hal-Vilvorde BE.VB.HV BE241 23
Hasselt - BE.LI.HS BE221 71
Hoei Huy BE.LG.HY BE331 61
Ieper Ypres BE.WV.IP BE253 33
Kortrijk Courtrai BE.WV.KR BE254 34
Leuven Louvain BE.VB.LV BE242 24
Luik Liège BE.LG.LG BE332 62
Maaseik - BE.LI.MS BE222 72
- Marche-en-Famenne BE.LX.MR BE343 83
Mechelen Malines BE.AN.MH BE212 12
Moeskroen Mouscron BE.HT.MC BE324 54
Namen Namur BE.NA.NM BE352 92
- Neufchâteau BE.LX.NC BE344 84
Nijvel Nivelles BE.BW.NV BE310 25
Oostende Ostende BE.WV.OS BE255 35
Oudenaarde Audenarde BE.OV.OD BE235 45
- Philippeville BE.NA.PV BE353 93
Roeselare Roulers BE.WV.RS BE256 36
Sint-Niklaas Saint-Nicolas BE.OV.SN BE236 46
- Thuin BE.HT.TN BE326 56
Tielt - BE.WV.TL BE257 37
Tongeren Tongres BE.LI.TG BE223 73
Turnhout - BE.AN.TH BE213 13
- Verviers BE.LG.VV BE335
BE336
63
Veurne Furnes BE.WV.VR BE258 38
- Virton BE.LX.VT BE345 85
Zinnik Soignies BE.HT.SG BE325 55

Judicial[edit]

Judicial arrondissements of Belgium

Belgium has 27 judicial arrondissements.[1]

Judicial arrondissement Province Containing administrative arrondissements
Arlon Luxemburg Arlon, Virton
Antwerp Antwerp Antwerp
Bruges West Flanders Bruges, Ostend
parts of: Roeselare, Tielt
Brussels Flemish Brabant;
none[2]
Brussels-Capital, Halle-Vilvoorde
Charleroi Hainaut Charleroi, Thuin
Dendermonde East Flanders Sint-Niklaas, Dendermonde
part of Aalst
Dinant Namur Dinant, Philippeville
Eupen Liège part of Verviers
Ghent East Flanders Ghent, Eeklo
Hasselt Limburg parts of: Hasselt, Maaseik
Huy Liège Huy
parts of: Liège, Waremme
Kortrijk West Flanders Kortrijk
parts of: Roeselare, Tielt
Leuven Flemish Brabant Leuven
Liège Liège parts of: Liège, Waremme
Marche-en-Famenne Luxemburg Marche-en-Famenne
part of Bastogne
Mechelen Antwerp Mechelen
Mons Hainaut Mons
parts of: Ath, Soignies
Namur Namur Namur
Neufchâteau Luxemburg Neufchâteau
part of Bastogne
Nivelles Walloon Brabant Nivelles
Oudenaarde East Flanders Oudenaarde
part of Aalst
Tongeren Limburg Tongeren
parts of: Hasselt, Maaseik
Tournai Hainaut Tournai, Mouscron
parts of: Ath, Soignies
Turnhout Antwerp Turnhout
Verviers Liège part of Verviers
Veurne West Flanders Veurne, Diksmuide
Ypres West Flanders Ypres
part of Roeselare

Electoral[edit]

Until a short while ago the electoral districts for the election of the parliaments were electoral arrondissements; at present 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.

For the elections of the Walloon Parliament, 13 arrondissements (or grouped arrondissements) are still being used as electoral circles:

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Police Zones". 
  2. ^ One part of the arrondissement is in the province Flemish Brabant, the other part is in the Brussel Capital Region (which does not belong to any province).