About Flanders



Geographic

Flanders is the northern, Dutch-speaking part of Belgium and has Brussels as its capital. Paris, London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt are all within a 350 km radius.

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Economic

Flanders has been a major player in European trade since the Middle Ages. Today Flanders continues this trading tradition, being the world’s No. 1 exporter per capita.

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Political

As a federated state of Belgium, Flanders has its own legislative and executive powers, encompassing broad and exclusive domestic and foreign responsibilities.

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Social

The Flemish like everything that makes life worth living: a well-stocked table, as well as affordable health care and the best education for their children.

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