List of municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region

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The 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region[1][2] (French: Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest) are the political subdivisions of Belgium's central region.[3] The government of each municipality is responsible for the handling of local level duties, such as law enforcement and the upkeep of schools and roads within its borders.[4] Municipal administration is also conducted by a mayor, a council, and an executive.[4]

In 1831, Belgium was divided into 2,739 municipalities, including the 19 in the Brussels-Capital Region (which at that time did not exist).[5] Unlike most of the municipalities in Belgium, the ones located in the Brussels-Capital Region were not merged with others during mergers occurring in 1964, 1970, and 1975.[5] However, several municipalities outside of the Brussels-Capital Region have been merged with the City of Brussels throughout its history including Laken, Haren, and Neder-Over-Heembeek, which were merged into the City of Brussels in 1921.[6]

The largest and most populous of the municipalities is the City of Brussels, covering 32.6 square kilometres (12.6 sq mi) with 148,873 inhabitants. The least populous is Koekelberg with 19,020 inhabitants, while the smallest in area is Saint-Josse-ten-Noode which is only 1.1 square kilometres (0.4 sq mi). The latter also has the highest population density of the 19 with 21,079 inhabitants per km².

Brussels
Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region

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List[edit]

The names of the municipalities are given in the two official languages of the Brussels-Capital Region: French and Dutch. The numbers in the "#" row refer to the map above.

French name Dutch name Flag CoA post
code
Population
(2009)
Area Density
(km²)
Ref.
1 Anderlecht Anderlecht Flag of Anderlecht.svg Anderlecht.jpg 1070 99,085 17.717.7 km2 (6.8 sq mi) 5,584 [7]
2 Auderghem Oudergem Drapeau Auderghem.svg Auderghem.jpg 1160 30,086 09.09.0 km2 (3.5 sq mi) 3,331 [8]
3 Berchem-Sainte-Agathe Sint-Agatha-Berchem Flag of Sint-Agatha-Berchem.svg Blason Berchem-Sainte-Agathe.svg 1082 20,976 02.92.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi) 7,112 [9]
4 Bruxelles-Ville* Stad Brussel* Coat of Arms of Brussels.svg 1000
1020
1040
1050
1120
1130
148,873 32.632.6 km2 (12.6 sq mi) 4,566 [10]
5 Etterbeek Etterbeek Flag of Etterbeek.svg Etterbeek.jpg 1040 42,902 03.13.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi) 13,623 [11]
6 Evere Evere Flag of Evere.svg Everewapen.gif 1140 34,727 05.05.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi) 6,920 [12]
7 Forest Vorst Flag of Vorst.svg Armoiries Forest.png 1190 48,906 06.26.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi) 7,827 [13]
8 Ganshoren Ganshoren Flag of Ganshoren.svg Ganshorenwapen.gif 1083 21,743 02.52.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi) 8,856 [14]
9 Ixelles Elsene Flag of Elsene.svg Armoiries Ixelles.png 1050 79,768 06.36.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi) 12,573 [15]
10 Jette Jette Flag of Jette.svg Armoiries Jette.png 1090 44,601 05.05.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi) 8,844 [16]
11 Koekelberg Koekelberg Flag of Koekelberg.svg Koekelberg arms.GIF 1081 19,020 01.21.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi) 16,222 [17]
12 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean Sint-Jans-Molenbeek Flag of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek.png Coat of arms of Saint-Jean-de-Molenbeek.jpg 1080 83,674 05.95.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi) 14,202 [18]
13 Saint-Gilles Sint-Gillis Flag of Saint-Gilles-lez-Bruxelles.svg Stgilliswapen.gif 1060 45,235 02.52.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi) 17,917 [19]
14 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode Sint-Joost-ten-Node Flag of Sint-Josse-ten-Noode.svg Stjoostwapen.gif 1210 24,078 01.11.1 km2 (0.4 sq mi) 21,079 [20]
15 Schaerbeek Schaarbeek Flag of Koekelberg.svg 1030 116,039 08.18.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi) 14,256 [21]
16 Uccle Ukkel Flag of Uccle.svg Uccle Blason.png 1180 76,732 22.922.9 km2 (8.8 sq mi) 3,349 [22]
17 Watermael-Boitsfort Watermaal-Bosvoorde Flag of Watermael-Boitsfort.svg Watermaalbosvoordewapen.gif 1170 24,134 12.912.9 km2 (5.0 sq mi) 1,866 [23]
18 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe Bandera Woluwe St Lambert.svg Stlambrechtswoluwewapen.gif 1200 49,261 07.27.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi) 6,818 [24]
19 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Flag of Sint-Pieters-Woluwe.svg Greater Coat of arms Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.svg 1150 38,651 08.98.9 km2 (3.4 sq mi) 4,367 [25]

* — English: "City of Brussels"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Belgian Constitution (English version)" (PDF). Belgian House of Representatives. January 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-05. "Article 3: Belgium comprises three Regions: the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region and the Brussels Region. Article 4: Belgium comprises four linguistic regions: the Dutch-speaking region, the French speaking region, the bilingual region of Brussels-Capital and the German-speaking region." 
  2. ^ "Brussels-Capital Region: Creation". Centre d'Informatique pour la Région Bruxelloise (Brussels Regional Informatics Center). 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-05. "Since 18 June 1989, the date of the first regional elections, the Brussels-Capital Region has been an autonomous region comparable to the Flemish and Walloon Regions."  (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.)
  3. ^ "Communes of the Brussels-Capital Region". Centre d'Informatique pour la Région Bruxelloise (Brussels Regional Informatics Center). 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Managing across levels of government" (PDF). OECD. 1997. pp. 107, 110. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  5. ^ a b Picavet, Georges (29 April 2003). "Municipalities (1795-now)". Georges Picavet. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Brussels Capital-Region". Georges Picavet. 4 June 2005. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  7. ^ "Anderlecht". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  8. ^ "Auderghem/Oudergem". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  9. ^ "Berchem-Sainte-Agathe/Sint-Agatha-Berchem". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  10. ^ "City of Brussels". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  11. ^ "Etterbeek". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  12. ^ "Evere". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  13. ^ "Forest/Vorst". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  14. ^ "Ganshoren". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  15. ^ "Ixelles/Elsene". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  16. ^ "Jette". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  17. ^ "Koekelberg". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  18. ^ "Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  19. ^ "Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  20. ^ "Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  21. ^ "Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  22. ^ "Uccle". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  23. ^ "Watermael-Boitsfort/Watermaal-Bosvoorde". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  24. ^ "Woluwe-Saint-Lambert/Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  25. ^ "Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe". CIBG. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 

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