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Location of the arrondissement in "Flemish Brabant
|• Total||942.93 km2 (364.07 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2017)|
|• Density||670/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; however since the "sixth Belgian state reform in 2012–14, it has its own public prosecutor's service.
The Halle-Vilvoorde Arrondissement and the Brussels-Capital Region together formed 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.
The Administrative Arrondissement of Halle-Vilvoorde is made up of the following municipalities:
Population as of 1 January in recent years: