- Arrondissements of Belgium
The federalized country
Belgiumgeographically consists of 3 regions, of which only Flemish Regionand Walloon Regionare subdivided into 5 provinces each; the Brussels-Capital Regionis neither a province nor is it part of one.
Belgiumthere are administrative, judicial and electoral arrondissements. These may or may not relate to identical geographical areas.
The 43 administrative arrondissements are an administrative level between the municipalities and the provinces. Brussels-Capital forms a single arrondissement for all 19 municipalities in the region by that name. Per region an overview of its municipalities ("gemeenten/communes") and the district or administrative arrondissement these belong to can be found in the
Municipalities in Belgiumpage; for these administrative arrondissements also more technical references are available.
Belgium has 27 judicial arrondissements. [cite web|url=http://www.police.be/ZONES_NL/index0.html|title=Police Zones]
Until a short while ago the "electoral circles for the parliaments" were "electoral arrondissements"; at present these circles are the "provinces", except for the arrondissements Brussels-Capital (geographically coinciding with the
Brussels-Capital Region) and Halle-Vilvoorde (one of the two districts in the province Flemish Brabantin the Flemish region), which together still form the electoral circle Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde(in Dutch "kieskring Brussel-Halle-Vilvoorde", in French "cercle" or "circonscription électoral Bruxelles-Hal-Vilvorde").
*For the elections of the
Walloon Parliament, 13 arrondissements (or grouped arrondissements) are still being used as electoral circles:
**Arlonndash Marche-en-Famennendash Bastogne
**Tournaindash Athndash Mouscron
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