Flanders is home to over 6 million inhabitants – with the majority of citizens living in the province of Antwerp. As Belgium’s northern region, Flanders makes up 45% of the country’s territory, with an area of 13,522 km². The main language spoken is Dutch, but most of the region’s inhabitants have a good command of English and French as well.
Some socioeconomic facts and figures from ‘Statistiek Vlaanderen’:
- As of January 2022, Flanders has a population of 6,692,989.
- Flanders’ gross value added was EUR 238.9 billion in 2020.
- Flanders’ GDP per capita reached EUR 38,200 in 2021, ranking among the top half of the EU.