List of cities in Belgium size and population

List of cities in Belgium size and population

When you go to Belgium for the first time, It is possible to see the best of their cities within three or four days. A list of cities in Belgium is important for developing a travel plan. Belgium is both a cosmopolitan and a provincial state. It's one of the best places to learn about world history because the World War I was fought on there, at Flanders. The country has a well-connected international airport, making it possible for people to reach all the corners of the country from the capital within two hours. Also, the best way to get around the country is by train. Our article will provide you with the list of states and cities in Belgium to help you develop a good travel plan.

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Belgium is a small country with a big punch that attracts tourists. Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe and its cities are soaked in history. The towns are famed for their fashion, dining scenes and lively arts. Belgium may be small in size, but it plays large when it comes to international scenes which makes it rank one of the top places to visit in the world. A multicultural make-up of the country makes it possible for its cities to offer various global services and facilities.

History of Belgium

The name Belgium was derived from the Belgae tribes that resided in the northern part of a place known as Gaul around the third century BC. When the Roman Empire fell, and the middle ages began, the territories that currently form Belgium were part of the Roman empire. The control and influence of the Roman empire over the territories decreased over the centuries. The effect was that the lands were left isolated and the inadequate protection was an opportunity for the French and English to take control over the region. Over time, the states were divided into small feudal states. The famous counties that emerged included Duchies of Limburg and Brabant, Flanders and Hainaut and the Prince-Bishopric of Liege which are the current provinces.

States in Belgium

In Belgium, provinces are used for the state field. There are ten provinces in Belgium. The list below shows the provinces of Belgium ranked according to population size:

  • Antwerpen - 1,836,030
  • East Flanders -1,496,187
  • Hainaut (province) -1,339,562
  • West Flanders - 1,186,532
  • Liège (province) - 1,102,531
  • Limburg (Belgium) - 867,413
  • Namur (province) - 491,285
  • Walloon Brabant - 399,123
  • Luxembourg (Belgium) - 281,972

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Belgium cities

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Below is a list of towns in Belgium and their provinces ranked according to population size.

  • Antwerp (nl: Antwerpen; fr: Anvers) – Antwerp (520,504)
  • Ghent (nl, de: Gent, fr: Gand) - East Flanders (259,083)
  • Charleroi – Hainaut (201,256)
  • Liège (nl: Luik) – Liège 19(7,885)
  • Brussels – (176,545)
  • Bruges (nl: Brugge)- West Flanders (118,187)
  • Namur (nl: Namen) – Namur (110,628)
  • Leuven (fr: Louvain, de: Löwen) - Flemish Brabant (100,291)
  • Mons (nl, de: Bergen) - Hainaut (95,220)
  • Mechelen (fr: Malines; de: Mecheln) – Antwerp (85,665)
  • Aalst (Alost) - East Flanders (84,859)
  • La Louvière – Hainaut (80,719)
  • Hasselt – Limburg (77,124)
  • Kortrijk (fr: Courtrai) - West Flanders (75,736)
  • Ostend (nl: Oostende; fr/de: Ostende) - West Flanders (70,994)
  • Tournai (nl: Doornik) – Hainaut (69,493)
  • Genk - Limburg (65,986)
  • Seraing - Liège (64,157)
  • Roeselare (fr: Roulers) - West Flanders (61,657)
  • Mouscron (nl: Moeskroen) – Hainaut (57,773)
  • Verviers - Liège (55,194)
  • Beringen – Limburg (45,704)
  • Dendermonde (fr: Termonde) - East Flanders (45,583)
  • Vilvoorde (fr: Vilvorde) - Flemish Brabant (43,653)
  • Turnhout – Antwerp (43,467)
  • Lokeren - East Flanders (41,057)
  • Sint-Truiden (fr: Saint-Trond) –Limburg (40,169)
  • Geel –Antwerp (39,56)
  • Halle (fr: Hal) - Flemish Brabant (38,680)
  • Ninove - East Flanders (38,446)
  • Waregem - West Flanders (37,871)
  • Châtelet – Hainaut (36,350)
  • Lier (fr: Lierre) – Antwerp (35,244)
  • Ypres (nl: Ieper) - West Flanders (35,014)
  • Tienen (fr: Tirlemont) - Flemish Brabant (34,365)
  • Wavre (nl: Waver) - Walloon Brabant (34,169)
  • Lommel - Limburg (33,996)
  • Binche- Hainaut (33,545)
  • Geraardsbergen (fr: Grammont) - East Flanders (33,204)
  • Menen (fr: Menin) - West Flanders (33,112)
  • Bilzen – Limburg (32,151)
  • Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve - Walloon Brabant (31,543)
  • Oudenaarde (fr: Audenarde) - East Flanders (30,972)
  • Deinze - East Flanders (30,906)
  • Tongeren (fr: Tongres)- Limburg (30,865)
  • Aarschot (fr: Aerschot)- Flemish Brabant (29,654)
  • Arlon (nl: Aarlen; de: Arel)- Luxembourg (29,585)
  • Ath (nl: Aat) – Hainaut (29,074)
  • Nivelles (nl: Nijvel) - Walloon Brabant (28,368)
  • Herentals –Antwerp (27,800)
  • Harelbeke - West Flanders (27,683)
  • Izegem - West Flanders (27,590)
  • Soignies (nl: Zinnik) – Hainaut (27,447)
  • Andenne – Namur (26,767)
  • Zottegem (fr: Sottegem) - East Flanders (26,137)
  • Ronse (fr: Renaix) - East Flanders (26,092)
  • Gembloux (nl: Gembloers) – Namur (25,763)
  • Mortsel - Antwerp (25,588)
  • Maaseik – Limburg (25,233)
  • Diest - Flemish Brabant (23,612)
  • Saint-Ghislain - Hainaut (23,207)
  • Scherpenheuvel-Zichem (fr: Montaigu-Zichem)- Flemish Brabant (22,924)
  • Fleurus - Hainaut (22,624)
  • Braine-le-Comte (nl: 's-Gravenbrakel) – Hainaut (21,532)
  • Huy (nl: Hoei) – Liège (21,301)
  • Hoogstraten - Antwerp (21,300)
  • Eeklo - East Flanders (20,708)
  • Torhout - West Flanders (20,503)
  • Dilsen-Stokkem - Limburg (20,310)
  • Tielt - West Flanders (20,301)
  • Blankenberge - West Flanders (20,265)
  • Poperinge - West Flanders (19,735)
  • Eupen – Liège (19,461)
  • Wervik (fr: Wervicq) - West Flanders (18,689)
  • Lessines (nl: Lessen) – Hainaut (18,580)
  • Walcourt – Namur (18,353)
  • Comines-Warneton (nl: Komen-Waasten) – Hainaut (18,102)
  • Visé (nl: Wezet) - Liège (17,759)
  • Fontaine-l'Évêque – Hainaut (17,673)
  • Herve – Liège (17,638)
  • Marche-en-Famenne – Luxembourg (17,401)
  • Péruwelz – Hainaut (17,152)
  • Diksmuide (Dixmude) - West Flanders (16,719)
  • Peer – Limburg (16,427)
  • Ciney – Namur (16,360)
  • Hannut (nl: Hannuit) – Liège (16,254)
  • Landen - Flemish Brabant (15,919)
  • Bree – Limburg (15,911)
  • Bastogne (nl: Bastenaken) – Luxembourg (15,737)
  • Genappe (nl: Genepiën) - Walloon Brabant (15,334)
  • Waremme (nl: Borgworm) – Liège (15,036)
  • Thuin - Hainaut (14,600)
  • Hamont-Achel – Limburg (14,427)
  • Jodoigne (nl: Geldenaken) - Walloon Brabant (14,005)
  • Couvin - Namur (13,908)
  • Leuze-en-Hainaut – Hainaut (13,814)
  • Dinant - Namur (13,568)
  • Enghien (nl: Edingen) - Hainaut (13,563)
  • Herk-de-Stad (fr: Herck-la-Ville) - Limburg (12,694)
  • Rochefort – Namur (12,599)
  • Malmedy (de: Malmünde)- Liège (12,503)
  • Gistel - West Flanders (12,021)
  • Veurne (Furnes) - West Flanders (11,727)
  • Durbuy - Luxembourg (11,459)
  • Virton – Luxembourg (11,381)
  • Nieuwpoort (fr: Nieuport) - West Flanders (11,351)
  • Damme - West Flanders (10,945)
  • Borgloon (fr: Looz) – Limburg (10,668)
  • Fosses-la-Ville - Namur (10,436)
  • Spa – Liège (10,345)
  • Chimay - Hainaut (9,879)
  • St. Vith (fr: Saint Vith) – Liège (9,661)
  • Halen - Limburg (9,511)
  • Oudenburg - West Flanders (9,325)
  • Philippeville – Namur (9,239)
  • Beauraing - Namur (9,161)
  • Le Rœulx – Hainaut (8,552)
  • Zoutleeuw (fr: Léau) - Flemish Brabant (8,446)
  • Antoing - Hainaut (7,829)
  • Neufchâteau – Luxembourg (7,597)
  • Stavelot - Liège (7,140)
  • Beaumont – Hainaut (7,095)
  • Chièvres – Hainaut (6,913)
  • Limbourg (nl, de: Limburg) – Liège (5,990)
  • Florenville – Luxembourg (5,628)
  • Saint-Hubert – Luxembourg (5,588)
  • Bouillon – Luxembourg (5,459)
  • Houffalize – Luxembourg (5,232)
  • Chiny – Luxembourg (5,179)
  • La Roche-en-Ardenne – Luxembourg (4,162)
  • Lo-Reninge - West Flanders (3,288)
  • Mesen (fr: Messines) - West Flanders (1,049)

Capital city of Belgium

Brussels is the capital city of Belgium. The capital city is the largest among the 19 municipalities within the Brussels-Capital area. The city acts as an administrative centre of the European Union. Consequently, the city has a population of 176,545 people and the total area covered by the city is 12.59 square miles.

Brussels is home to important national offices and buildings such as the royal palace used by the king to carry out his responsibilities as the head of the government, the Prime Minister’s office, where the council of ministers often meet to discuss matters of the state and the Palace of the country that houses the Federal parliament. Also, the court of cassation, the council of the State, and the National Bank of Belgium are located there.

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Best cities to visit

Bruges

Bruges is a City in Belgium, home to glorious medieval architecture, specifically on the southern part of the city's central hub. Flanking its western region, visitors will enjoy the neo-gothic style surrounded by the Provincial Court. Other places that you should visit are the impressive Saint John’s Hospital and the spectacular Gruuthuse Mansion.

Ghent

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Ghent, a city in Belgium, is a city with a rich history. In the middle ages, the city of Ghent was considered the most powerful and the richest city in Europe. This is evidenced by the imposing architecture of houses and churches in the area.

Ardennes

Ardennes is a right place for camping and hiking. When you visit Belgium, you should visit the rugged hills of Ardennes to see the tight forests, cliffs, and caves. These places are homes to wild boar, deer, and lynx. The places also have friendly villages and castles. The City is a good place to explore the Ardennes because of the fine sights.

Belgium is a place which many people dream of visiting. Belgium has lovely canals, tasty beer, medieval rooftops and even more indulgent chocolates. Before visiting Belgium, you should have a travel plan. The above list of cities in Belgium will help you develop a travel plan, thus, saving you time. Every town in Belgium has something for you to enjoy during your trip to Belgium.

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