Walloon Brabant

Walloon Brabant

Infobox Belgian Province
EnglishName = Walloon Brabant
LocalNameInLanguage1 = ( _fr. Brabant-Wallon)
LocalNameInLanguage2 =
LocalNameInLanguage3 =

region = BE-WAL
capital = Wavre
governor = Marie-José Laloy
area = 1,093
population_as_of = (1999)
population = 347,423
populationdensity = 318

officialsite = http://www.brabantwallon.be/

Walloon Brabant (French: "Brabant-Wallon", Dutch: "Waals-Brabant"; _wa. Roman Payis) is a province of Wallonia in Belgium. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the province of Flemish Brabant (Flemish Region) and the provinces of Liège, Namur and Hainaut (Wallonia). Its capital is Wavre. It has an area of 1,093 km² and contains only one administrative district ("arrondissement" in French) with 27 municipalities.

Walloon Brabant was created in 1995 when the former province of Brabant was split into three parts: two new provinces, Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant; and the Brussels Capital Region, which no longer belongs to any province. The split was made to accommodate the federalization of Belgium in three regions (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels).

The provincial population was recorded at 347,423 in January 1999, giving a population density of 318 inhabitants / km²

The history of Brabant is at Brabant; see also Duke of Brabant.

Nivelles District:
* Beauvechain (Bevekom)
* Braine-l'Alleud (Eigenbrakel)
* Braine-le-Château (Kasteelbrakel)
* Chastre
* Chaumont-Gistoux
* Court-Saint-Etienne
* Genappe
* Grez-Doiceau
* Hélécine (Heilissem)
* Incourt
* Ittre
* Jodoigne (Geldenaken)
* La Hulpe (Terhulpen)
* Lasne
* Mont-Saint-Guibert
* Nivelles (Nijvel)
* Orp-Jauche (Gete)
* Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
* Perwez
* Ramillies
* Rebecq
* Rixensart
* Tubize (Tubeke)
* Villers-la-Ville
* Walhain
* Waterloo
* Wavre (Waver)

External links

* [http://www.brabantwallon.be/ The province's official site]

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