- Walloon Brabant
Infobox Belgian Province
EnglishName = Walloon Brabant
LocalNameInLanguage1 = ( _fr. Brabant-Wallon)
region = BE-WAL
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
Walloniain 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
1995when 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, Walloniaand 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.
* [http://www.brabantwallon.be/ The province's official site]
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