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  1. French Flanders - Wikipedia › wiki › French_Flanders

    French Flanders is mostly flat marshlands in the coal-rich area just south of the North Sea. It consists of two regions: French Westhoek to the northwest, lying between the Lys River and the North Sea, roughly the same area as the Arrondissement of Dunkirk;

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      The traditional language of northern French Flanders,...

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  2. Flanders - Wikipedia › wiki › Flanders

    This is referred to as French Flanders, and can be divided into two smaller regions: Walloon Flanders and Maritime Flanders (Westhoek). The first region was predominantly French-speaking already in the 1600s, the latter became so in the 20th century.

    • 13,625 km² (5,261 sq mi)
    • Belgium
    • 862–1795
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  3. History of Flanders - Wikipedia › wiki › History_of_Flanders

    It roughly encompassed Zeelandic Flanders in the Netherlands, French Flanders in France, and the Belgian provinces of West Flanders, East Flanders as well as part of Hainaut. The city of Ghent was the capital. Today, "Flanders" is a term referring to the Flemish Region, which is defined as the Dutch-speaking part of the Kingdom of Belgium.

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  5. County of Flanders - Wikipedia › wiki › County_of_Flanders

    Flanders and Flemish (Dutch: Vlaanderen, Vlaams) are likely derived from the Frisian * flāndra and * flāmisk (in Old Frisian flamsk), the roots of which are Germanic * flaumaz meaning "overflow, flooding".

  6. French Flanders — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › French_Flanders

    French Flan­ders is mostly flat marsh­lands in the coal-rich area just south of the North Sea. It con­sists of two re­gions: French Westhoek to the northwest, lying between the Lys River and the North Sea, roughly the same area as the Arrondissement of Dunkirk;

  7. Franco-Flemish War - Wikipedia › wiki › Franco-Flemish_War

    The County of Flanders had been formally part of the French Kingdom since the Treaty of Verdun in 843, but had always de facto been largely, if not fully, independent from the French crown. Flanders had some of the richest cities of that time, like Bruges, Ghent, Ypres, Lille and Douai.

  8. French Flemish - Wikipedia › wiki › French_Flemish

    Place names attest to Flemish having been spoken since the 8th century in the part of Flanders that was ceded to France at the 1659 Treaty of the Pyrenees, and which hence became known as French Flanders.

  9. Flemish Region - Wikipedia › wiki › Flemish_Region

    Flanders is home to a diversified modern economy, with emphasis put on research and development. Many enterprises work closely with local knowledge and research centres to develop new products and services. The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 269.9 billion € in 2018, accounting for 59% of Belgiums economic output.

  10. French Flanders - › wiki › Französisch-Flandern

    French Flanders from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia French Flanders (French Flandre (française), Dutch Frans-Vlaanderen), also called South Flanders, is the part of the old county of Flanders that belongs to France. It covers most of the Nord department in the Hauts-de-France region in the far north of France.

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