West Flanders is the only Belgian province that borders both France and The Netherlands; it is the only province not landlocked . Economy [ edit] 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. 
West Flanders  ( Dutch: West-Vlaanderen; French: Flandre-Occidentale; German: Westflandern, West Flemish: West-Vloandern) is one of the five provinces of the Flemish Region, also named Flanders, and also is one of the ten provinces of Belgium. It is the westernmost province in Flanders.
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The County of Flanders was a feudal fief in West Francia. The first certain Count in the comital family, Baldwin I of Flanders, is first reported in a document of 862, when he eloped with a daughter of his king Charles the Bald. The region developed as a medieval economic power with a large degree of political autonomy.
West Flanders (Dutch: West-Vlaanderen [ˌʋɛst ˈflaːndərə(n) ] ( listen ); West Flemish: West Vloandern; French: (Province de) Flandre-Occidentale; German: Westflandern) is the westernmost province of the Flemish Region, in Belgium. It is the only coastal Belgian province, facing the North Sea to the north. It has land borders with the Netherlands to the northeast, the Flemish province of ...
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The region is known for its textile industry, with companies such as Beaulieu and Libeco-Lagae. The region around Kortrijk is called the Dallas of 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, and Flanders Fields, the WW...
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)
1857-1877: Benoît Vrambout (Liberal)
1877-1878: Léon Ruzette (Catholic Party)
The Province of West Flanders is divided into eight administrative arrondissements. Bruges Diksmuide Ostend Roeselare Tielt Kortrijk Ypres Veurne
The Province of West Flanders is divided into 4 judicial arrondissements. Bruges Image-Judicial Arrondissement Kortrijk Belgium Map.png Kortrijk Veurne Ypres
Official website of the Province of West Flanders
West Flanders ( 네덜란드어 : West-Vlaanderen [ˌʋɛst ˈflaːndərə (n)] ( ) ; 서부 플랑드르 어 : West Vloandern ; 프랑스어 : (Province de) Flandre ...