World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Halle-Vilvoorde administrative Arrondissement

Article Id: WHEBN0008048904
Reproduction Date:

Title: Halle-Vilvoorde administrative Arrondissement  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Bever, Belgium, Dilbeek, Drogenbos, Galmaarden, Gooik, Grimbergen, Herne, Belgium, Hoeilaart, Kampenhout, Kapelle-op-den-Bos
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Halle-Vilvoorde administrative Arrondissement

Administrative Arrondissement
of Halle-Vilvoorde

Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde
Flemish Brabant

Coordinates: 50°51′N 4°12′E / 50.85°N 4.2°E / 50.85; 4.2Coordinates: 50°51′N 4°12′E / 50.85°N 4.2°E / 50.85; 4.2

Country  Belgium
Region  Flemish Region
Province  Flemish Brabant
Municipalities 35
 • Total 942.93 km2 (364.07 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)
 • Total 604,097
 • Density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

The Halle-Vilvoorde Arrondissement (Dutch: Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde; French: Arrondissement de Hal-Vilvorde) is one of the two administrative arrondissements in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. It almost completely surrounds the Brussels-Capital Region and lies to the west of the other arrondissement in the province, the Leuven Arrondissement. Unlike the Arrondissement of Leuven, it is not a judicial arrondissement.

The Halle-Vilvoorde Arrondissement and the Brussels-Capital Region together form the Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde electoral district and the Judicial Arrondissement of Brussels. Following the 2007 federal election, Yves Leterme, who is in charge of the negotiations for forming a new Federal Government, proposed to split up the Judicial Arrondissement of Brussels into two judicial arrondissements: one comprising Halle-Vilvoorde and the other comprising the Brussels Region.


The Arrondissement of Halle-Vilvoorde was established in 1963 when the language borders were determined. At that time, the then Administrative Arrondissement of Brussels, which had the same territory as the present-day Judicial Arrondissement of Brussels, was split into three administrative arrondissements, two of which still exist today:

On January 1, 1971, the Arrondissement of Brussels-Periphery ceased to exist and its municipalities were added to Halle-Vilvoorde.

In 1977, the then municipality of Muizen ceased to exist and was ceded to the Arrondissement of Mechelen, in the Province of Antwerp.


The Administrative Arrondissement of Halle-Vilvoorde is made up of the following municipalities:

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.