Belgium

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 8,628,489
1960 9,140,563
1970 9,664,320
1980 9,855,747
1990 9,978,241
2000 10,268,380
2010 10,929,978
2020 11,634,331
2025 11,836,636
2050 12,526,795
2075 12,845,914
2100 13,210,190
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Kingdom of Belgium
Capital Brussels
Region Western Europe
ISO code BE
Statistical agency Directorate General Statistics and Economic Information (DGSEI)


Administrative units

coderegion
> province
capitalarea in
sq.km.
population
1990-01-01
admin.
population
2000-01-01
admin.
population
2013-01-01
admin.
04000Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk GewestBruxelles/Brussel161.38959,3181,114,0421,154,635
03000Région wallonne16,844.293,339,5163,520,6383,563,060
20002Province du Brabant wallonWavre1,090.56349,884381,193388,526
50000Province du HainautMons3,785.691,279,4671,315,0881,328,760
60000Province de LiègeLiège3,862.311,019,4421,076,0381,087,729
80000Province du LuxembourgArlon4,439.73246,820271,776275,594
90000Province de NamurNamur3,666.01443,903476,543482,451
02000Vlaams Gewest13,522.255,940,2516,298,6436,381,859
10000Provincie AntwerpenAntwerpen2,867.391,597,3101,643,9721,793,377
70000Provincie LimburgHasselt2,422.14745,034791,178853,239
40000Provincie Oost-VlaanderenGent2,982.241,331,6081,361,6231,460,944
20001Provincie Vlaams-BrabantLeuven2,106.15963,2831,014,7041,101,280
30000Provincie West-VlaanderenBrugge3,144.341,102,5011,128,7741,173,019
 total 30,527.929,947,78210,239,08511,099,554
source: NIS, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Belgium.
note: Antwerpen [Du] = Anvers [Fr] = Antwerp [En]; Brussel [Du] = Bruxelles [Fr] = Brussels [En]; Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest [Du] = Région de Bruxelles-Capitale [Fr] = Brussels Capital Region [En]; Région Wallonne [Fr] = Waals Gewest [Du] = Walloon Region [En]; Vlaams Gewest [Du] = Région Flamande [Fr] = Flanders Regio [En].

Main cities

namepopulation
1990-01-01
admin.
population
2000-01-01
admin.
population
2010-07-01
admin.
population
2013-01-01
admin.
Antwerpen (Anvers)470,349446,525493,643507,911
Gent (Gand)230,543224,180245,876248,813
Charleroi206,779200,827203,495203,753
Liège (Luik)196,825185,639194,594195,931
Bruxelles-ville (Brussel-stad)136,706133,859164,233168,576
Schaerbeek (Schaarbeek)104,768105,692125,672130,587
Brugge (Bruges)117,460116,246116,978117,577
Anderlecht89,23187,812106,985113,462
Namur (Namen)103,466105,419109,464110,500
Leuven (Louvain)85,19388,01496,47497,692
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (Sint-Jans-Molenbeek)68,90471,21991,40794,653
Mons (Bergen)91,86790,93592,04693,941
Ixelles (Elsene)73,12873,17481,82084,216
Mechelen (Malines)75,62275,43881,65982,602
Aalst (Alost)76,24576,31380,75182,587
Uccle (Ukkel)75,40274,22177,59580,487
La Louvière76,13876,56878,24379,486
Hasselt......75,579
Kortrijk (Courtrai)76,08174,79075,19175,120
source: NIS, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Belgium.
note: The population of the cities refers to the municipality.