Liege Province

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Luik ( Dutch )
Liège ( French )
Flag of the Liege Province
Coat of arms of the Province of Liege
Country: Belgium
Region : Wallonia
Capital: Liege
Area : 3,862 km²
Residents 1,106,992 (Jan 1, 2019)
Population density 287 inhabitants / km²
surface 3,862 km²
Municipalities : 84
NIS code 60000
Governor: Hervé Jamar ( MR )
Location of the province in Belgium
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84 municipalities of the province
Municipalities in the Province of Liège

The province of Liège ( French Liège , Dutch Luik ? / I ) is one of five Belgian provinces in the Wallonia region . In the west it borders on the province of Walloon Brabant , in the south on the provinces of Namur and Luxembourg , also on the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia in the east, in the north on the Dutch province of Limburg and the Flemish regions provinces Limburg and Flemish Brabant . Audio file / audio sample

The province of Liège covers 3862 km² with about 1,090,000 inhabitants; The capital is Liège .

Most of the province of Liège belongs to the French-speaking area and thus to the area of ​​the French Community of Belgium . The easternmost part of the province around the cities of Eupen and Sankt Vith belongs to the German-speaking area and forms the German-speaking community of Belgium .

In comparison with the gross domestic product of the European Union, expressed in purchasing power standards , the province achieved an index of 86 (EU-25: 100) in 2015, significantly lower than the Belgian average of 119. In 2017, the unemployment rate was 10.5% thus above the national average.

Political structure

The province of Liège is divided into districts (arrondissements) and municipalities.


The province of Liège is divided into four districts. These are in French as arrondissements and in Dutch as arrondissementen referred. Sometimes the term arrondissement is also used in German, although district is the official term.

district Communities Residents
January 1, 2019
Density of
population / km²
Huy 17th 000000000113409.0000000000113,409 659.36 000000000000172.0000000000172 61000
Liege 24 000000000624422.0000000000624.422 796.87 000000000000784.0000000000784 62000
Verviers 29 000000000287772.0000000000287,772 2,016.22 000000000000143.0000000000143 63000
Waremme 14th 000000000081389.000000000081,389 389.87 000000000000209.0000000000209 64000
Liege Province 84 000000001106992.00000000001,106,992 3,862.32 000000000000287.0000000000287 60000


The province comprises a total of 84 municipalities (see info box for the location of the municipality in the province):

Individual evidence

  1. Eurostat. Retrieved April 27, 2018 .
  2. Unemployment rate, by NUTS 2 regions. Retrieved November 5, 2018 .