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  Flemish Brabant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium.
It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Belgian provinces of Antwerp, Limburg, Liège, Walloon Brabant, Hainaut and East Flanders.
Flemish Brabant was created in 1995 by the splitting of the former province of Brabant into three parts: two new provinces, Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant; and the Brussels-Capital Region, which no longer belongs to any province.
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 Flemish Brabant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the threeregions of Belgium.
Flemish Brabant was created in 1995 by the splitting of the former province of Brabantinto three parts: two new provinces, Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant; and the Brussels-Capital Region, which no longerbelongs to any province.
The official language in Flemish Brabant is Dutch (as it is in the whole of Flanders), but a few municipalities are allowed touse French to communicate with their citizens; these are called the municipalities with linguistic facilities.
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 Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Both the Flemish Community as the Flemish region are federal units of the Kingdom of Belgium.
Flemish weavers had gone over to Worstead and North Walsham in Norfolk in the 12th century and established the woollen industry.
Their suffering is still remembered by Flemish organizations during the yearly Yser pilgrimage and Wake of the Yser in Diksmuide at the monument of The Yser tower.
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 Engineering Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The three regions are the Brussels-Capital Region, the Flemish Region and the Walloon Region.
As a result, the Flemish region (nor the Flemish Community) has not a single civil servant of its own, no legislative council etc. Since, the unified institutions exert all their power and competencies (see also: Vlaams Parlement).
Flemish Brabant has a surface area of 2106 km² (15.57% of Flanders; 6.91% of Belgium), and is divided into two administrative districts which contain 65 municipalities.
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 Flemish Brabant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It borders on (clockwise from the the Belgian provinces of Antwerp Limburg Liège Walloon Brabant Hainaut and East Flanders.
Flemish Brabant was created in 1995 by the splitting of the former of Brabant into three parts: two new Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant; and the Region which no longer belongs to any The split was made to accommodate (with delay) the division of Belgium in three (Flanders Wallonia and the Brussels-Capital Region).
The official language in Flemish Brabant is (as it is in the whole of but a few municipalities are allowed to French to communicate with their citizens; these called the municipalities with linguistic facilities.
www.freeglossary.com /Flemish_Brabant   (605 words)

  
 Provincie Vlaams-Brabant
Flemish Brabant has an elongated form (90 km east to west, 40 km north to south) and with an area of 2106km² is the smallest Flemish province.
Flemish Brabant has rolling contours, its ground level rising gradually from north to south, culminating in the Forest of Zoniën (139 m).
The well wooded part of Flemish Brabant (Forest of Zoniën, Halle Wood) to the south of Brussels, which lies on the language border and stretches from Halle to Overijse, is currently designated by the term ‘Zenne and Zoniën’, North of Leuven there is the brabant sand-clay area, where Brabant’s vegetables come from.
www.vlaamsbrabant.be /vlbrEn/fbtoday/fbtodayHOME.jsp?page=534   (410 words)

  
 Flemish Translation - Translate Flemish Language Translator
Since the Flemish parliamentary assembly, the Vlaams Parlement, united its regional and community institutions immediately after they were established by the Belgian legislator, the word 'Flanders' refers to either the Flemish people (or nation), or to its political institutions.
The ensemble of Dutch dialects spoken in Belgium is often referred to as Flemish (Vlaams in Dutch), although the standard language used in Flanders is the same as in the Netherlands, Dutch.
Part of the confusion between "Flemish" and Dutch may stem from the fact that Dutch was banned from official life in Belgium during the 19th century and the early years of the 20th.
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 Flemish Brabant
Province of Belgium, part of the Dutch-speaking Flemish community and region, bounded by Antwerp to the north, Limbourg and Liège to the east, Walloon Brabant and Hainaut to the south, and East Flanders to the west; area 2,106 sq km/813 sq mi; population (2003 est) 1,025,800.
It was incorporated into Burgundy in 1430, and became part of the Habsburg Empire on the marriage of Mary of Burgundy to Emperor Maximilian I. In 1556, control of the duchy passed to the Habsburg Philip II of Spain.
Brabant became an autonomous Belgian province in 1995, based on the division of the Flemish and Walloon communities.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0017971.html   (319 words)

  
 Brabant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brabant is a former duchy in the Low Countries.
After the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the Netherlands gained independence and the northern part of Brabant was handed to the United Provinces of the Netherlands.
After French occupation, Brabant became part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (consisting of modern day Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) at the Congress of Vienna in 1815.
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 Flemish Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Flemish region is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium (alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region).
Immediately after its establishment, the Flemings transferred all its constitutional competencies were to the Flemish Community.
The current Flemish authorities (Flemish parliament, Flemish governement,...) therefore represent all Flemings, including those living in the Brussels-Capital Region.
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 Walloon Brabant --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is bordered by the provinces of Flemish Brabant to the north, Liège to the southeast, Namur to the south, and Hainaut to the southwest.
Walloon Brabant is French-speaking and was created in 1995 when Brabant province was divided into Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant provinces and the Brussels-Capital Region.
Flemish Brabant surrounds the Brussels-Capital Region (containing the city of Brussels) but is administratively separate from it.
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 Situation of the French-speaking population living in the Brussels periphery
The situation was aggravated by the government of the Flemish Region which challenged the regime of linguistic facilities in six of the communes in question, and aimed at reducing, or indeed eliminating totally the use of French on Flemish territory.
Flemish politicians stress that the legislator did not want to install bilingualism in these communes, that the length of the "transitional period" in which the facilities have to be offered to the French-speaking residents has never been fixed, and that the facilities might thus eventually be abolished.
Flemish politicians seem to view the problem of the six communes on the Brussels-periphery as an outflow of the perceived problem of Brussels itself.
assembly.coe.int /documents/workingdocs/doc98/edoc8182.htm   (8350 words)

  
 Provincie Vlaams-Brabant
Flemish Brabant, the youngest of the five provinces of Flanders, was created in 1995 when the single province of Brabant was split into three: a Flemish part, a Walloon part, and the capital region of Brussels.
Flemish Brabant is proud to present to you the magnificent cultural heritage city of Leuven and two very remarkable regions – the Green Belt and the Hageland.
But no matter where you are, you can wander and cycle freely, recharge your cultural batteries, or simply enjoy the delicious food and drink that the region has to offer.
www.vlaamsbrabant.be /vlbrEn/homeEn.jsp?page=497   (151 words)

  
 Regions and provinces of Belgium Information - TextSheet.com
This federal region is centrally located and completely surrounded by the province of Flemish Brabant.
The Flemish Region or Flanders (Vlaams Gewest or Vlaanderen in Dutch)
The official language is Dutch, although French may be used by the inhabitants of six so-called municipalities with facilities (faciliteitengemeenten in Dutch) around the Brussels Capital Region.
medbuster.com /encyclopedia/r/re/regions_and_provinces_of_belgium.html   (565 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Brabant (Benelux Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Much of its soil is fertile and under cultivation, and industry is prevalent.
Belgian Brabant occupies the southern part of the former duchy of Brabant.
In 1995 it was split into two provinces : Dutch-speaking Flemish Brabant (1995 pop.
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 a short history of Brabant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1406 Duchess Johanna of Brabant, was succeeded by Antoon of Burgundy.
During the rule of Napoleon I Bonaparte, from 1795 - 1814, the remaining southern estates of Brabant were split in the Département de la Dyle (later the Belgian province of Brabant) and the Département des Deux-Nethes (now the Belgian province of Antwerpen).
Due to the recent administrative division of Belgium into Federal state consisting of Flanders, the Walloon provinces and capital Brussels, the province of Brabant was split up once more into Flemish Brabant, Walloon Brabant and the region Brussels Capital.
www.aegee.tue.nl /brabant/brab1.html   (583 words)

  
 Flanders Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Institutionally, it is the Flemish Community which has most contemporary relevance as it has its own parliament and governement, whereas the region has nearly no proper institutions anymore, as it was absorbed by the community.
The number of Dutch-speakers in Brussels is estimated to be between 7,5% and 15% of the city's Belgian population (official figures do not exist as there is no language census and no official subnationality).
After the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the 1815 Battle of Waterloo in Waterloo, Brabant, sovereignty over the Austrian Netherlands – Belgium minus the East Cantons and Luxembourg – was given by the Congress of Vienna (1815) to the Kingdom of Holland, a French puppet kingdom that succeded the United Provinces.
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 Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Flemish prosperity waned in the following century, however, owing to widespread European population decline following the Black Death of 1348, the disruption of trade during the Anglo-French Hundred Years' War (1338-1453), and increased EnglandEnglish cloth production.
Flemish weavers had gone over to Worstead and North Walsham in Norfolk, EnglandNorfolk/ in the 12th century and established the woollen industry.
Their suffering is still remembered by Flemish organizations during the yearlyIJzerbedevaartYser pilgrimage and IJzerwakeWake of the Yser in Diksmuide at the monument of IJzertorenThe Yser tower/.
www.infothis.com /find/Flanders   (1030 words)

  
 Flemish Sign Language Dictionary
The Dutch spoken in Flanders (in the past sometimes referred to as Flemish) is the same as the Dutch used by people in the Netherlands.
Flemish Sign Language thus still is not used as a/the language of education, something most sign language researchers and a large part of the Flemish Deaf Community would very much like to see happening.
This categorization is important as it determines what school a d/Deaf child goes to or whether it is entitled to the use of a free hearing aid or the assistance of a sign language interpreter.
www.signwriting.org /belgium/flemishdict02.html   (976 words)

  
 Brussels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geographically, it is an enclave in the Flemish Region.
Regions are one component of Belgium's complex institutions, the three communities being "the" other component: the Brussels inhabitants must deal with either the Flemish Community or the French (speaking) community for matters such as culture and education.
From 1357 to 1379, a new city enclosure was constructed as the former one was already proving to be too small: it is now known as the inner ring or pentagon.
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 Flanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A related contentious point is the "historical legality" of calling the whole of present Flanders "Flanders", as this includes parts of the Duchy of Brabant and the Bishopric of Liège (Belgian Limburg).
As of 2005, the Flemish institutions as its government, parliament, etc. represent the whole Flemish Community, which absorbed all constitutional competencies of the Flemish region.
The principal and official language spoken of all Flemish institutions is Dutch, although with some distinction from the dutch spoken in the Netherlands.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/F/Flanders.htm   (2565 words)

  
 North Brabant Province (The Netherlands)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the Dutch Republic the Staten of Brabant continued the lion as arms of Brabant.
In the Middle Ages, it was occupied by Salic Franks, and was first a part of Austrasia, later of Lorraine, and since the 10th century, it formed the county of Leuven, which became the duchy of Brabant in the 12th century.
As to the colours of the arms, in 1234 in a Crusade against the Stedingen in East-Frisia, Henry I supposedly used a fl flag, with on the one side the Holy Mary in an aureole, and on the other side a lion or, tongued and nailed gules.
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 Belgian boys clothes language and regional differences Belgische jongenskleding and Vêtements de garçons belges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brabant: Brabant is a large province comprising much of central Belgium, and extending into southern Netherlands.
Brabant was ruled by the Counts of Lourain until 1095 and the Dukes of Brabant there after.
The Dutch and Flemish share a common language and literature, and most of their songs, tales and folklore, in the field of material culture there are considerable differences.
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 Flemish Brabant (Province, Belgium)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Municipal flags in the province of Flemish Brabant
The flag and arms of the Flemish Brabant were adopted by the Provincial Council on 17 January 1995 and approved by the Flemish Minister of Culture, Family and Welfare on 16 April 1996.
According to Harmignies and Warlop, the flag is a "reproduction" of the shield of the arms described as:
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 Flemish Brabant - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com
Flemish Brabant was created in and the Brussels-Capital Region).
The official language in Flemish Brabant is Dutch (as it is in the whole of Flanders), but a few municipalities are allowed to use French to communicate with their citizens; these are called the municipalities_with_linguistic_facilities.
The history of Brabant is at Brabant; see also Duke_of_Brabant.
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 Flemish Brabant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The history of Brabant is at Brabant ; see also Duke of Brabant.
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