Population of Cities in Belgium (2017)

1
Over 1 Million
6
100,000 to 1 Million
296
10,000 to 100,000

The country of Belgium has a total population that exceeds 11 million. Its residents are spread across cities and town split into provinces. The country has a total of nine provinces, which are Antwerp, Brabant, West Flanders, East Flanders, Hainaut, Liège, Limburg, Luxembourg and Namur. Contributing significantly to the overall population is the city of Brussels. With 1.01 million residents, this is the most populous city in Belgium, and the only city to have surpassed the one million resident milestone. The country also has six cities that have populations ranging between 100,000 and one million, and almost 300 cities that each have a population of at least 10,000 people.

The vast majority of residents live in urbanized areas of the country. As of 2015, just 2% of residents lived in rural areas. This could be attributed to the expansion of cities, as well as migration to urbanized areas for employment, schooling, and access to things including healthcare and entertainment that are offered in the urbanized areas of the country. The population of the country continues to be on a slow but steady incline, which indicates that many of its major cities will continue to see healthy growth well into the future.

Belgium has 1 cities with more than a million people, 6 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 296 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Belgium is Brussels, with a population of 1,019,022 people.

Brussels

Following World War II, Brussels has become a center for international politics.

1,019,022

Antwerpen

Thirty percent of this city's population is made up of migrants, a number expected to expand in the next decade.

459,805

Gent

Up to 1.5 million visitors come to this country to celebrate the 10-day Ghent Festival.

231,493

Charleroi

Charleroi's early beginnings include steelworks and coal mining.

200,132

Liege

Liege's metro area encompasses 52 municipalities.

182,597

Brugge

This city is known as the 'Venice of the North' and has built its economy around its port.

116,709

Namur

This important industrial and commercial center was once a trading settlement in Celtic times.

106,284

Leuven

This city is the location of Anheuser-Busch headquarters and one of the largest hospital in Europe.

92,892

Mons

Its festivals are one of the reasons that Mons was named 2015's Capital of Culture.

91,277

Aalst

Historical records for this city date all the way back to the 9th century

77,534

Name 2017 Population
Brussels1,019,022
Antwerpen459,805
Gent231,493
Charleroi200,132
Liege182,597
Brugge116,709
Namur106,284
Leuven92,892
Mons91,277
Aalst77,534
Mechelen77,530
La Louviere76,668
Kortrijk73,879
Hasselt69,222
Ostend69,011
Sint-Niklaas69,010
Tournai67,721
Genk63,666
Seraing60,737
Roeselare56,016
Verviers52,824
Mouscron52,069
Beveren45,179
Dendermonde43,055
Beringen40,930
Turnhout39,654
Dilbeek39,482
Heist-op-den-Berg37,873
Sint-Truiden37,859
Lokeren37,567
Braine-l'Alleud37,512
Brasschaat37,040
Vilvoorde36,955
Herstal36,503
Maasmechelen36,251
Waregem35,896
Chatelet35,238
Ieper35,089
Ninove34,795
Geel34,697
Halle34,479
Hoboken34,443
Knokke-Heist33,781
Schoten33,622
Grimbergen33,561
Lier33,272
Mol32,659
Wavre32,112
Binche32,030
Lommel31,993
Menen31,916
Tienen31,743
Evergem31,615
Heusden31,017
Wevelgem30,954
Geraardsbergen30,807
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw30,446
Houthalen30,050
Helchteren30,050
Tongeren29,816
Deinze29,815
Waterloo29,778
Bilzen29,622
Louvain-la-Neuve29,521
Courcelles29,473
Asse28,985
Zaventem28,188
Oudenaarde27,935
Aarschot27,656
Ans27,297
Ath26,681
Kapellen26,410
Izegem26,382
Arlon26,179
Temse26,054
Harelbeke25,978
Herentals25,912
Brecht25,908
Flemalle-Haute25,144
Soignies24,869
Lanaken24,771
Mortsel24,525
Zottegem24,434
Ronse24,204
Nivelles24,149
Andenne24,055
Maaseik23,684
Oupeye23,594
Overijse23,486
Zwevegem23,358
Beersel23,228
Wetteren22,930
Hamme22,891
Willebroek22,808
Saint-Nicolas22,586
Westerlo22,579
Diest22,516
Saint-Ghislain22,500
Manage22,196
Maldegem22,092
Fleurus22,080
Merelbeke22,047
Zedelgem21,968
Tubize21,859
Edegem21,839
Gembloux21,676
Rixensart21,616
Oostkamp21,489
Zemst21,096
Koksijde21,027
Chaudfontaine20,960
Nijlen20,792
Zoersel20,642
Tervuren20,623
Frameries20,598
Schilde20,373
Kontich20,290
Zele20,236
Braine-le-Comte20,133
Boussu20,058
Bornem19,997
Balen19,978
Huy19,973
Colfontaine19,964
Zonhoven19,922
Lochristi19,696
Poperinge19,537
Sint-Katelijne-Waver19,487
Tielt19,299
Herent19,218
Eeklo19,116
Torhout18,933
Aalter18,802
Hoogstraten18,524
Meise18,497
Quaregnon18,491
Zwijndrecht18,249
Morlanwelz-Mariemont18,233
Blankenberge18,230
Wuustwezel18,117
Eupen18,029
Sint-Genesius-Rode17,990
Middelkerke17,789
Kortenberg17,774
Kasterlee17,765
Diepenbeek17,699
Lessines17,687
Sint-Gillis-Waas17,658
Walcourt17,501
Kalmthout17,485
Ranst17,405
Lebbeke17,372
Wervik17,340
Stabroek17,294
Londerzeel17,274
Haaltert17,129
Vise17,054
Stekene16,989
Denderleeuw16,969
Dour16,861
Marche-en-Famenne16,856
Destelbergen16,853
Lede16,813
Essen16,754
Peruwelz16,647
Tessenderlo16,574
Herve16,544
Herzele16,523
Beerse16,208
Neerpelt16,122
Duffel16,011
Sint-Kruis16,000
Fleron15,994
Puurs15,944
Pont-a-Celles15,909
Boom15,810
Riemst15,809
Peer15,551
Diksmuide15,515
Lille15,466
Putte15,276
Soumagne15,237
Rotselaar15,007
Aubange14,932
Bredene14,862
Ciney14,830
Kruibeke14,815
Thuin14,682
Zulte14,670
Merchtem14,660
Ternat14,569
Rumst14,521
Beernem14,512
Landen14,458
Wemmel14,406
Bastogne14,395
Bree14,363
Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont14,353
Eghezee14,352
Genappe14,266
Bonheiden14,260
Aartselaar14,193
Leopoldsburg14,149
Hannut14,129
Anzegem13,920
Basse Lasne13,861
Berlare13,853
Waremme13,737
Tremelo13,721
Lummen13,689
Dison13,642
Ichtegem13,582
Lubbeek13,574
Ravels13,560
Haacht13,541
Couvin13,518
Buggenhout13,510
Esneux13,497
Assenede13,495
Herselt13,493
Jabbeke13,488
Beloeil13,405
Overpelt13,344
Amay13,307
Wezembeek-Oppem13,245
Oosterzele13,151
Sprimont12,945
Wanze12,918
Wingene12,887
Dinant12,875
Kraainem12,815
Blegny12,745
Kuurne12,638
Grez-Doiceau12,367
Keerbergen12,363
Oud-Turnhout12,354
Bocholt12,346
Zandhoven12,306
Machelen12,252
Arendonk12,247
Boechout12,145
Opwijk12,045
Mettet12,014
Veurne11,983
Liedekerke11,980
Rochefort11,978
Gerpinnes11,977
Kinrooi11,946
Kortemark11,937
Jodoigne11,930
Wommelgem11,917
Zelzate11,901
Gavere11,888
De Haan11,766
Beyne-Heusay11,608
Laarne11,600
Anderlues11,597
Bernissart11,588
Theux11,587
Zonnebeke11,581
Boortmeerbeek11,570
Herk-de-Stad11,566
Malmedy11,514
Farciennes11,488
Profondeville11,401
Enghien11,367
Deerlijk11,292
Virton11,259
Nevele11,153
Gistel11,084
Olen11,070
Seneffe11,025
Wichelen11,014
Meulebeke10,948
Chaumont-Gistoux10,943
Frasnes-lez-Buissenal10,936
Alken10,933
Damme10,924
Aiseau10,906
Nazareth10,890
Nieuwpoort10,845
Staden10,786
Kampenhout10,784
Spa10,756
Grobbendonk10,724
Florennes10,723
Moorslede10,720
Melle10,687
Aywaille10,636
Rijkevorsel10,606
Ingelmunster10,603
Steenokkerzeel10,566
Oud-Heverlee10,533
Waasmunster10,460
Berlaar10,370
Borsbeek10,334
Vosselaar10,317
Hoeilaart10,272
Durbuy10,251
La Calamine10,232
Retie10,069
Rebecq-Rognon10,049
De Pinte10,020
Borgloon9,955
Raeren9,925
Hooglede9,900
Ecaussinnes-d'Enghien9,802
De Panne9,799
Chimay9,720
Braine-le-Chateau9,627
Plombieres9,596
Villers-la-Ville9,592
Ottignies9,557
Pepinster9,530
Hemiksem9,504
Jurbise9,483
Opglabbeek9,452
Erquelinnes9,396
Court-Saint-Etienne9,353
Meerhout9,346
Estaimpuis9,340
Lovendegem9,272
Hoeselt9,265
Bertem9,215
Hulshout9,198
Begijnendijk9,178
Ardooie9,161
Sint-Lievens-Houtem9,146
Huldenberg9,137
Saint-Vith9,135
Avelgem9,106
Ledegem9,102
Holsbeek9,094
Fosses-la-Ville9,062
Welkenraedt9,006
Bierbeek8,994
Gooik8,957
Houthulst8,951
Wijnegem8,932
Kapelle-op-den-Bos8,859
Wielsbeke8,828
Sint-Martens-Lennik8,818
Oudenburg8,752
Dessel8,707
Niel8,656
Awans8,612
Halen8,548
Ledeberg8,454
Herenthout8,378
Juprelle8,354
Koekelare8,317
Sint-Martens-Latem8,303
Beauraing8,242
La Bruyere8,194
Kruishoutem8,179
Lichtervelde8,169
Yvoir8,169
Zomergem8,158
Bassenge8,151
Bertrix8,063
Philippeville8,051
Kortessem8,042
Dentergem8,038
Lint7,982
Roeulx7,968
Hove7,968
Merksplas7,963
Galmaarden7,939
Gingelom7,930
Zoutleeuw7,897
Knesselare7,889
Silly7,887
Waarschoot7,762
Habay-la-Vieille7,704
Boutersem7,702
Quevy-le-Petit7,689
Jalhay7,688
Schelle7,675
Sint-Amands7,653
Brunehault7,592
Estinnes-au-Val7,573
Trooz7,559
Antoing7,507
Oostrozebeke7,489
Floreffe7,480
Sombreffe7,452
La Hulpe7,415
Kortenaken7,374
Perwez7,340
Vielsalm7,291
As7,250
Vorselaar7,238
Messancy7,144
Anhee7,125
Oostmalle7,034
Zutendaal6,962
Wachtebeke6,911
Wellen6,804
Heers6,689
Hamois6,662