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  1. West Flanders - Wikipedia › wiki › West_Flanders

    West Flanders is the only Belgian province that borders both France and The Netherlands; it is the only province not landlocked. Economy. The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the province was 46.9 billion € in 2018. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 34,700 € or 115% of the EU27 average in the same year.

    • 3,197 km² (1,234 sq mi)
    • Belgium
  2. West Flanders - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia › wiki › West_Flanders
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    The province of West Flanders lies in the most densely populated area of Western Europe. It has 1,181,828 inhabitants, and a population density of 378.2 inhabitants per km². It borders the North Sea, northern France, Zeeland in the Netherlands, the Flemish province of East Flanders (Dutch: Oost-Vlaanderen) and the Walloon province of Hainaut (Dutch: Henegouwen) in Belgium.West Flanders is the only Belgian province that borders both France and The Netherlands. The province has an area of 3,125 km2(1,207 sq mi). In terms of area, it is the largest province in the Flemish Region and the fifth largest in Belgium. West Flanders has a very flat landscape with polders, except for a row of dunes along the coast and an area with small hills known as the 'Westvlaamse Bergen', with the Kemmelberg(159 m) being the highest point in the province. The main rivers in the province are the Leie (French: Lys) and Yser (Dutch: IJzer). The Yser flows into the North Sea at the town of Nieuwpoort and the...

    In the north of the province, most industry is concentrated in and around the cities of Bruges and Ostend. Both cities also have important seaports: the port of Bruges-Zeebrugge and the port of Ostend. The south is known for its textileindustry. Tourism is also an important industry in West Flanders. Major touristic attractions include the Belgian coast, the historic centre of Bruges, and places where there were battles around Ypres during World War I.

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  4. West Flanders — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › West_Flanders
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    West Flan­ders con­sists of the North Sea coast, fol­lowed by a very flat polder land­scape. Only in the south are some small hills, with the Kem­mel­berg (159 m (522 ft)) being the high­est point in the province. The Leie and IJzer are the main rivers. West Flan­ders is the only Bel­gian province that bor­ders both France and The Nether­lands; it is the only province not land­locked.

    The Gross do­mes­tic prod­uct(GDP) of the province was 46.9 bil­lion € in 2018. GDP per capita ad­justed for pur­chas­ing power was 34,700 € or 115% of the EU27 av­er­age in the same year. In the north of the province, most in­dus­try is con­cen­trated in and around the cities of Bruges and Os­tend. Both cities also have im­por­tant sea­ports: the port of Bruges-Zee­brugge and the port of Os­tend. The south is known for its tex­tile in­dus­try, with com­pa­nies such as Beaulieu and Libeco-La­gae. The re­gion around Ko­r­trijk is called the "Dal­lasof Bel­gium" for its en­tre­pre­neur­ship.

    Tourism is also an im­por­tant in­dus­try in West Flan­ders. Major touris­tic at­trac­tions in­clude the Bel­gian coast, the his­toric cen­ter of Bruges, the Yser Tower in Diksmuide and Flan­ders Fields, the World War I bat­tle­fields around Ypres.

    The re­gion has a very dis­tinct di­alect of Dutch called West Flem­ish. This dis­tinc­tive di­alect is a part of the strong sense of iden­tity of the in­hab­i­tants of the re­gion.

    The city of Bruges has two clubs play­ing at the high­est level of foot­ball in Bel­gium (Bel­gian First Di­vi­sion A), namely Club Brugge and Cer­cle Brugge. Other cities with teams play­ing at the high­est level are Ko­r­trijk (KV Ko­r­trijk), Os­tend (KV Oos­t­ende) and Waregem (Zulte Waregem). The teams Knack Rand­stad Roe­se­lare and Pre­faxis Menen play in the high­est vol­ley­ball league. Knack Rand­stad Roe­se­lare also plays in the CEV Cham­pi­ons League, the Eu­ro­pean Cham­pi­onsleague. BC Oos­t­endeis a bas­ket­ball team which plays in the major bas­ket­ball league of Bel­gium.

    1830–1831 : Felix de Muelenaere (Catholic Party)
    1832–1834 : Felix de Muelenaere (Catholic Party)
    1836–1849 : Felix de Muelenaere (Catholic Party)
    1849–1857 : Adolphe de Vrière (Liberal)


    The Province of West Flan­ders is di­vided into 8 ad­min­is­tra­tive ar­rondisse­ments. 1. Bruges 2. Diksmuide 3. Ko­r­trijk 4. Os­tend 5. Roe­se­lare 6. Tielt 7. Veurne 8. Ypres

    Judicial arrondissements

    The Province of West Flan­ders is di­vided into 4 ju­di­cial ar­rondisse­ments. 1. Bruges 2. Ko­r­trijk 3. Veurne 4. Ypres


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  5. Flanders - Wikipedia › wiki › Flanders

    Flanders was one of the first continental European areas to undergo the Industrial Revolution, in the 19th century. Initially, the modernization relied heavily on food processing and textile. However, by the 1840s the textile industry of Flanders was in severe crisis and there was famine in Flanders (1846–50).

    • 13,625 km² (5,261 sq mi)
    • 28,715
    • 862–1795
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  6. History of Flanders - Wikipedia › wiki › History_of_Flanders

    The County of Flanders was created in the year 862 as a feudal fief in West Francia, the predecessor of the Kingdom of France.After a period of growing power within France, it was divided when its western districts fell under French rule in the late 12th century, with the remaining parts of Flanders came under the rule of the counts of neighbouring Hainaut in 1191.

  7. Talk:West Flanders - Wikipedia › wiki › Talk:West_Flanders

    Talk:West Flanders. West Flanders has been listed as a level-5 vital article in Geography, Countries. If you can improve it, please do. This article has been rated as Start-Class. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Belgium, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of articles on Belgium on Wikipedia.

  8. Category:Municipalities of West Flanders - Wikipedia › wiki › Category:Municipalities_of

    Pages in category "Municipalities of West Flanders" The following 63 pages are in this category, out of 63 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().

  9. West Flanders - Wiktionary › wiki › West_Flanders

    West Flanders. The westernmost province of Belgium and Flanders, with capital Bruges. The larger western part of the historic countship of Flanders, also comprising part of French Flanders (in northern France) and retaining a distinctive type of dialects.

  10. Netherlands - Wikipedia › wiki › Netherlands

    From their new base in West Flanders and the Southwest Netherlands, they were raiding the English Channel. Roman forces pacified the region, but did not expel the Franks, who continued to be feared at least until the time of Julian the Apostate (358) when Salian Franks were allowed to settle as foederati in Texandria . [65]

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