Belgium is a country in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. Belgium population in 2022 is estimated to be 11.68 million, It covers an area of 30,689 sq km (11,849 sq mi), ranks eighty-first populous country in the world, Capital of Belgium is Brussels, other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven. Belgium is 620 km with France, 167 km with Germany, 148 km with Luxembourg and 450 km with Netherlands, It is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy.Below table is the population of Belgium from 1960 to 2020:
Belgium population in 1960 is 9,153,489, by 1970 the population is increased by 502,060 totaling to 9,655,549, by 1980 the population is increased to 9,859,242, and by 1990 the total increase of 9,967,379 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 9,967,379. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 10,251,250, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Belgium increase by 644,336 with a change of 6.29 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 660,411 with a change of 6.06 percent and make up to 11,555,997. Belgium population in 2021 is estimated to be 11.6 million.
According to statbel, Belgium is divided into three regions, the Flemish Region, Walloon Region and Brussels Capital Region, and they are subdivided into provinces. In the Flemish Region, Flemish Brabant was again the province with the highest growth in 2020, with 0.54 percent. The provinces of East Flanders (0.43 percent), Limburg (0.35 percent) and Antwerp (0.31 percent). The slowest growing province in Flanders in 2020 was West Flanders with a growth of 0.20 percent. The province of Luxembourg was the fastest growing province in Belgium in 2020 with a growth rate of 0.69 percent. In the Walloon Region, Walloon Brabant follows in position 2 (0.34 percent) and Namur in position 3 (0.25 percent). The population in the provinces of Liège and Hainaut experienced a small shrinkage of 0.07 percent in both provinces.
|Place of residence||Population on 1st January 2020||Natural balance||Internal migration balance||International migration balance||Statistical adjustment||Total growth||Population on 1st January 2021|
|Province of Antwerp||1,869,730||-396||-892||7,655||-573||5,794||1,875,524|
|Province of Limburg||877,370||-1,328||1,384||2,978||-7||3,027||880,397|
|Province of East Flanders||1,525,255||-1,970||3,950||4,447||63||6,490||1,531,745|
|Province of Flemish Brabant||1,155,843||-422||5,341||1,485||-163||6,241||1,162,084|
|Province of West Flanders||1,200,945||-4,005||2,807||3,533||32||2,367||1,203,312|
|Province of Walloon Brabant||406,019||-516||1,405||592||-103||1,378||407,397|
|Province of Hainaut||1,346,840||-4,663||1,265||2,471||34||-893||1,345,947|
|Province of Liège||1,109,800||-3,457||-257||2,942||39||-733||1,109,067|
|Province of Luxembourg||286,752||-120||788||1,245||57||1,970||288,722|
|Province of Namur||495,832||-1,097||1,528||773||37||1,241||497,073|
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