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Administrative Arrondissement
of Halle-Vilvoorde

Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde
""Location of the arrondissement in Flemish Brabant
Location of the arrondissement in "Flemish Brabant
Coordinates: 50°51′N 4°12′E / 50.85°N 4.2°E / 50.85; 4.2"Coordinates: 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 2017)
 • Total 627,247
 • 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 municipalities with language facilities near Brussels

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:


Population as of 1 January in recent years:

Year Population
1990 533,719
1995 549,165
2000 558,220
2005 572,697
2010 593,455
2015 617,330
2017 627,247

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