Luik ( Dutch )
Liège ( French )
|Area :||3,862 km²|
|Residents||1,106,992 (Jan 1, 2019)|
|Population density||287 inhabitants / km²|
|Governor:||Hervé Jamar ( MR )|
|Location of the province in Belgium|
|84 municipalities of the province|
The province of Liège ( French Liège , Dutch ) 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 .
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.
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.
January 1, 2019
population / km²
The province comprises a total of 84 municipalities (see info box for the location of the municipality in the province):
- Saint Vith
- Watery things
- ↑ Eurostat. Retrieved April 27, 2018 .
- ↑ Unemployment rate, by NUTS 2 regions. Retrieved November 5, 2018 .