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Encyclopedia > List of Belgian municipalities

Belgium is divided into 589 municipalities (Dutch: gemeenten, French: communes, German: Gemeinde) grouped into three regions and 10 provinces, except the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital region which do not belong to any of the 10 provinces. The municipalities are the smallest administrative subdivisions of Belgium.

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Lists of municipalities

Here are three lists of municipalities for each one of the three regions:

History

Before 1830

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Between 1830 and 1977

After Belgium declared its independence in 1830, Belgium was divided into 2.492 municipalities. The number of municipalities changed however until the major reform of 1977 (e.g. in 1928 and after WW2).


See also: List of Belgian municipalities before 1977


Merging of municipalities in 1977 and 1988

After municipalities were merged in 1977 (major merging) and 1983 (merging of the municipalities of Antwerp), the number came down to 589.


Since 1977

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See also


Communities, regions and provinces of Belgium

Communities: French Community of Belgium | Flemish Community in Belgium | German-speaking community of Belgium

Regions and provinces:

Flanders: Antwerp | East Flanders | Flemish Brabant | Limburg | West Flanders

Wallonia: Hainaut | Liège | Luxembourg | Namur | Walloon Brabant

Brussels-Capital Region


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