NOTICE: is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum

Why is Brussels in the flemish Community ? In fact Brussels is a separate region in Belgium and is part of the french community. Big error !

asked 27 Sep '11, 09:18

dellamancha's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

I think Brussels is a disputed area between French and Flemish communities in Belgium. An edit war is higly probable as many other disputed political areas in the world (but this is one of the most sensible in Europe today).

(27 Sep '11, 12:51) Pieren

As far as I can see, Brussels is in the French Community as well as being it's own region.

It does get a mention in the Flemish Community relation too as the administrative centre. Is this not the case?

Searching for Brussels on the main site returns "Brussels, French Community, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium, Europe" as the top result.

Edit: Having done a bit of reading in wikipedia, I think the issue might be that the region boundary ways should also be in the Flemish Community relation with roles of inner (to exclude the area from the Flemish Community). The node can remain as the administrative centre though as that does seem to be correct.

permanent link

answered 27 Sep '11, 10:14

EdLoach's gravatar image

EdLoach ♦
accept rate: 22%

edited 27 Sep '11, 10:36


actually, Brussels belongs to both Communities (Flemish and French) and, as you say, it is also a Region of its own. In Belgium, Region and Community are two distinct kinds of "administrative entities", and yes, in the case of Belgium there are overlaps between them.

In short: 3 Regions :
- Flemish (Flanders only, without Brussels)
- Walloon (French+German parts of Belgium without Brussels)
- Brussels
+ 3 Communities:
- Flemish (Flanders + Brussels)
- French (French part of Walloon Region + Brussels)
- German (German part of Walloon Region)

(01 Oct '11, 13:37) Chninkel

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 27 Sep '11, 09:18

question was seen: 2,462 times

last updated: 01 Oct '11, 13:39

Related questions

NOTICE: is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum