A report on Wallonia

The Sequence of Saint Eulalia, the oldest surviving text written in what would become Old French, likely originated in or near Wallonia.
Baptismal font of Renier de Huy, an example of Mosan art and of medieval Walloon brass working expertise
The Lion's Mound commemorates the Battle of Waterloo, fought in present-day Wallonia. Belgium was united with the Netherlands following the Napoleonic Wars.
The boat lifts on the old Canal du Centre were first opened in 1888 and are now a World Heritage Site.
Mons fusillade on 17 April 1893
Coalmining and steelmaking industrial areas in Belgium. The sillon industriel is the blue area along the Meuse and Sambre.
The natural regions of Belgium
View of Charleroi
View of Liège with the Meuse
View of Namur with the Sambre
Steelmaking along the Meuse at Ougrée, near Liège, on the sillon industriel
The word spa comes from the healing hot springs of Spa in the Ardennes. Tourism is an important part of the economy of Wallonia.
Urban blight in Damprémy near Charleroi
Elio Di Rupo is the Minister-President of Wallonia since 2019.
The Parliament of Wallonia in Namur (in pink), at a symbolic place at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers. Two-thirds of the population of Wallonia lives along the Sambre and Meuse valley.
A red rooster is the main symbol of Wallonia
A linguistic map of Wallonia. Note that in all areas, except the German-speaking part, French is currently the dominant language.
Traditional puppets (Charlemagne Tchantchès) of an (also) avant-garde theater linking French language and Walloon language literature
Herri Met de Blès, Landscape with the Fire of Sodom, 21.5 x 33 cm, c. 1526–1550, Musée des Arts anciens du Namurois, Namur. This landscape is similar to the Meuse between Dinant and Namur
Guillaume Dufay (left), with Gilles Binchois
Dardenne Brothers
The dragon and the white men of the Ducasse de Mons
The Trappist beer Orval, with a branded glass
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Namur Railway Station
Charleroi Pre-metro
TEC Bus in Liège

One of the three regions of Belgium—along with Flanders and Brussels.

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Belgium

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Country in Northwestern Europe.

Country in Northwestern Europe.

Gallia Belgica at the time of Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul in 54 BCE
The Burgundian State of Charles the Bold in the 15th century
Episode of the Belgian Revolution of 1830, Gustaf Wappers, 1834
Cheering crowds greet British troops entering Brussels, 4 September 1944
Relief map of Belgium
Chart illustrating the federal government construction of Belgium
The Belgian Federal Parliament in Brussels, one of six different governments of the country
Regions:
A proportional representation of Belgium exports, 2019
Steelmaking along the Meuse at Ougrée, near Liège
Port of Zeebrugge
Gerardus Mercator
Population density in Belgium by arrondissement.
Brussels, the capital city and largest metropolitan area of Belgium
Bilingual signs in Brussels
National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg, Brussels
Interior of the Great Synagogue of Brussels
The Great Mosque of Brussels
University Hospital of Antwerp
The Central Library of the KU Leuven University
The Ghent Altarpiece: The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (interior view), painted 1432 by van Eyck
Jacques Brel
The Gilles of Binche, in costume, wearing wax masks
Moules-frites or mosselen met friet is a representative dish of Belgium.
Eddy Merckx, regarded as one of the greatest cyclists of all time
The Berlaymont building in Brussels, seat of the European Commission

It is divided into three highly autonomous regions: the Flemish Region (Flanders) in the north, the Walloon Region (Wallonia) in the south, and the Brussels-Capital Region.

Brussels

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Region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium.

Region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium.

Charles of Lorraine founded what would become Brussels, c. 979.
View of Brussels, c. 1610
The Grand Place after the 1695 bombardment by the French army
Episode of the Belgian Revolution of 1830, Gustaf Wappers, 1834
The Place Royale/Koningsplein in the late 19th century
The 1927 Solvay Conference in Brussels was the fifth world physics conference.
British tanks arrive in Brussels on 4 September 1944, ending the German occupation
Satellite picture of the Greater Brussels area
The Royal Palace of Brussels
Regions of Belgium:
The Brussels Parliament building
Communities of Belgium:
Aerial view of the European Quarter
The Place du Luxembourg/Luxemburgplein with the European Parliament in the background
Headquarters of Eurocontrol in Haren
Flags of NATO member states wave at the entrance of NATO's headquarters in Haren
Population density of Europe. Brussels is located between the largest urban centres.
Estimate of languages spoken at home (Capital Region, 2013)
Bilingual French and Dutch street signs in Brussels
The municipalities with language facilities (in red) near Brussels
The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg
The Great Mosque of Brussels is the seat of the Islamic and Cultural Centre of Belgium.
Manneken Pis is a well-known public sculpture in Brussels.
The Grand Place of Brussels, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Flagey Building (or Maison de la Radio) in Ixelles
The Atomium, a landmark of Brussels
The Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark memorial arcade and museums
The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie
Meyboom giants in Brussels, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Brussels Summer Festival (BSF)
Zinneke Parade of Brussels
Brussels is known for its local waffles.
Flea Market on the Place du Jeu de Balle/Vossenplein
20 km of Brussels
R.S.C. Anderlecht fans at the Lotto Park
Brussels' Northern Quarter business district
The former Brussels Stock Exchange building
Main building on the Solbosch campus of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
The Royal Library of Belgium (KBR)
The Planetarium of the Royal Observatory of Belgium
Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht
Brussels Airlines Airbus A319 landing at Brussels Airport in Zaventem
The Saint Catherine Dock, Eugène Boudin, 1871
Main hall of Brussels-South railway station, home to the Eurostar train service to London
High-speed rail networks connect Brussels with other European cities (ICE train in the North Station pictured).
Brussels Metro carriage at Erasme/Erasmus metro station
Network map of the Brussels Metro
Villo! shared bicycles in Brussels
The Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat is one of the city's main streets.
Policeman in Brussels
Anderlecht
Auderghem (Oudergem)
Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (Sint-Agatha-Berchem)
City of Brussels
Etterbeek
Evere
Forest (Vorst)
Ganshoren
Ixelles (Elsene)
Jette
Koekelberg
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (Sint-Jans-Molenbeek)
Saint-Gilles (Sint-Gillis)
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode (Sint-Joost-ten-Node)
Schaerbeek (Schaarbeek)
Uccle (Ukkel)
Watermael-Boitsfort (Watermaal-Bosvoorde)
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe)
Woluwe-Saint-Pierre (Sint-Pieters-Woluwe)
Hôtel Tassel by Victor Horta (1893)
Stairway in Hôtel Tassel
Hôtel Ciamberlani by Paul Hankar (1897)
Former Old England department store by Paul Saintenoy (1899)
Saint-Cyr House by Gustave Strauven (1903)
Cauchie House by Paul Cauchie (1905)
Sgraffito panel in the Cauchie House
Stoclet Palace by Josef Hoffmann (1911)
Brussels' Park
Mont des Arts / Kunstberg
Parc du Cinquantenaire / Jubelpark
Bois de la Cambre / Ter Kamerenbos
The Botanical Garden of Brussels
Ixelles Ponds
Forest Park
The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken
Sonian Forest
Jette

The Brussels-Capital Region is located in the central portion of the country and is a part of both the French Community of Belgium and the Flemish Community, but is separate from the Flemish Region (within which it forms an enclave) and the Walloon Region.

The 15 districts of Charleroi, in Roman numerals, with the surrounding municipalities labelled with letters

Charleroi

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The 15 districts of Charleroi, in Roman numerals, with the surrounding municipalities labelled with letters
Map of Charleroi in 1770s
Copy of the plan-relief of Charleroi made in 1696. View from the southwest. On display at the town-hall.
Orleans street Sunday market
Charleroi city hall
Saint-Christophe church
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Caporal Trésignies barracks
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Charleroi Prémétro
West Station (MLC)
Stade du Pays de Charleroi
Painter François-Joseph Navez (self-portrait)
The Quai Arthur Rimbaud (formerly Quai de Brabant) along the Sambre after renovation.
The logo
The Tour Bleue in the Charleroi skyline.
The Rockerill
The Bois du Cazier
The Saint-Théodore slag heap. A walkway of the Boucle Noire.
Slag heap
Flag of Wallonia
King Charles II
Typography

Charleroi (,, ; Tchålerwè ) is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium.

Liège in 1650

Liège

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Liège in 1650
Liège in 1627
Quai de la Goffe
Inauguration of the statue of Charlemagne, 26 July 1868
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Panorama of the city of Liège. Photo taken from the heights of the Citadel (left bank of the river Meuse).
The stairway of the Montagne de Bueren.
Traditional Liégeois puppets
Liège, the Sunday "Batte" market
Stade Maurice Dufrasne, home to football club Standard Liège.
Pont de Fragnée
Liège at night, photography taken from the ISS in December 2012
Statue of Charlemagne in the centre of Liège

Liège (, , ; Lîdje ; Luik ; Lüttich ; ) is a major city and municipality of Wallonia and the capital of the Belgian province of Liège.

Flanders

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Flemish-speaking northern portion of Belgium and one of the communities, regions and language areas of Belgium.

Flemish-speaking northern portion of Belgium and one of the communities, regions and language areas of Belgium.

A Flemish lady and gentleman in the year 1400, illustrated in the manuscript "Théâtre de tous les peuples et nations de la terre avec leurs habits et ornemens divers, tant anciens que modernes, diligemment depeints au naturel". Painted by Lucas d'Heere in the 2nd half of the 16th century. Preserved in the Ghent University Library.
The Sack of Antwerp in 1576, in which about 7,000 people died
Winter scene by Sebastian Vrancx, 1622
1609 map of the county of Flanders
Koksijde, a memorial to soldiers killed in World War I
Kris Peeters, former Minister-President of Flanders, promoting Flanders in Action
The Flemish Parliament
Border crossing sign near Menen.
The Sonian Forest
Provinces of Flanders
Brussels-Capital Region with the City of Brussels (one of 19 municipalities) in red
The Port of Antwerp is the second largest in Europe.
The A12 with a railway in the centre.
A church in Houthalen. A typical church, similar to those in many villages in Flanders
Arenberg Castle, part of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the oldest university in Belgium and the Low Countries.
Statue of Gezelle in Bruges, by sculptor Jules Lagae
Kim Clijsters was WTA Player of the Year in 2005 and 2010

Belgium was one of the centres of the 19th-century industrial revolution, but Flanders was at first overtaken by French-speaking Wallonia.

A 1968 CIA map of resources in Belgium. The industrial belt runs from Mons in the west to Verviers in the east. The Meuse is labelled but not the Sambre, which flows into it. The Haine and Vesdre are too minor to be shown.

Sillon industriel

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Former industrial backbone of Belgium.

Former industrial backbone of Belgium.

A 1968 CIA map of resources in Belgium. The industrial belt runs from Mons in the west to Verviers in the east. The Meuse is labelled but not the Sambre, which flows into it. The Haine and Vesdre are too minor to be shown.
Steelmaking along the Meuse at Ougrée, near Liège

It runs across the region of Wallonia, passing from Dour, the region of Borinage, in the west, to Verviers in the east, passing along the way through Mons, La Louvière (Centre-region), Charleroi (Pays Noir), Namur, Huy, and Liège.

Namur in 1838

Namur

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Namur in 1838
Namur, the Meuse, the Walloon Parliament and the citadel
Félicien Rops
The citadel and the Meuse
The Belfry of Namur
St Aubin's Cathedral is the only academic Late Baroque cathedral in Belgium.
The horse Bayard carrying The Four Sons of Aymon, created by Olivier Strebelle for Expo 58.
Sambre
Old town
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Namur (Namen ; Nameur) is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium.

Communities, regions and language areas of Belgium

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Federal state comprising three communities and three regions that are based on four language areas.

Federal state comprising three communities and three regions that are based on four language areas.

the Walloon Region (Wallonia, Région wallonne, Wallonische Region)

French Community of Belgium

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In Belgium, the French Community (Communauté française; ) refers to one of the three constituent constitutional linguistic communities.

In Belgium, the French Community (Communauté française; ) refers to one of the three constituent constitutional linguistic communities.

Its official flag is identical to the Walloon Flag, which is also the official flag of the Walloons of Wallonia.

The center of the transboundary highlands of the Ardennes and the Eifel

Ardennes

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Region of extensive forests, rough terrain, rolling hills and ridges primarily in Belgium and Luxembourg, extending into Germany and France.

Region of extensive forests, rough terrain, rolling hills and ridges primarily in Belgium and Luxembourg, extending into Germany and France.

The center of the transboundary highlands of the Ardennes and the Eifel
The Ardennes in Belgium
Rock Bayard of Dinant, on the right bank of the Meuse. According to a legend, a magic horse jumped from the top of this rock to the left bank of the river, carrying the Quatre Fils Aymon fleeing Charlemagne.

The Ardennes proper stretches well into Germany and France (lending its name to the Ardennes department and the former Champagne-Ardenne region) and geologically into the Eifel (the eastern extension of the Ardennes Forest into Bitburg-Prüm, Germany); most of it is in the southeast of Wallonia, the southern and more rural part of Belgium (away from the coastal plain but encompassing more than half of the country's total area).