Population of Cities in Belgium (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
6
100,000 to 1 Million
296
10,000 to 100,000
  • Brussels
  • Antwerpen
  • Gent
  • Charleroi
  • Liege
  • Brugge
  • Namur
  • Leuven
  • Mons
  • Aalst
  • Mechelen
  • La Louviere
  • Kortrijk
  • Hasselt
  • Ostend
  • Sint-Niklaas
  • Tournai
  • Genk
  • Seraing
  • Roeselare
  • Verviers
  • Mouscron
  • Beveren
  • Dendermonde
  • Beringen
  • Turnhout
  • Dilbeek
  • Heist-op-den-Berg
  • Sint-Truiden
  • Lokeren
  • Braine-l'Alleud
  • Brasschaat
  • Vilvoorde
  • Herstal
  • Maasmechelen
  • Waregem
  • Chatelet
  • Ieper
  • Ninove
  • Geel
  • Halle
  • Hoboken
  • Knokke-Heist
  • Schoten
  • Grimbergen
  • Lier
  • Mol
  • Wavre
  • Binche
  • Lommel

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 2018 Population Location
Brussels1,019,022Map
Antwerpen459,805Map
Gent231,493Map
Charleroi200,132Map
Liege182,597Map
Brugge116,709Map
Namur106,284Map
Leuven92,892Map
Mons91,277Map
Aalst77,534Map
Mechelen77,530Map
La Louviere76,668Map
Kortrijk73,879Map
Hasselt69,222Map
Ostend69,011Map
Sint-Niklaas69,010Map
Tournai67,721Map
Genk63,666Map
Seraing60,737Map
Roeselare56,016Map
Verviers52,824Map
Mouscron52,069Map
Beveren45,179Map
Dendermonde43,055Map
Beringen40,930Map
Turnhout39,654Map
Dilbeek39,482Map
Heist-op-den-Berg37,873Map
Sint-Truiden37,859Map
Lokeren37,567Map
Braine-l'Alleud37,512Map
Brasschaat37,040Map
Vilvoorde36,955Map
Herstal36,503Map
Maasmechelen36,251Map
Waregem35,896Map
Chatelet35,238Map
Ieper35,089Map
Ninove34,795Map
Geel34,697Map
Halle34,479Map
Hoboken34,443Map
Knokke-Heist33,781Map
Schoten33,622Map
Grimbergen33,561Map
Lier33,272Map
Mol32,659Map
Wavre32,112Map
Binche32,030Map
Lommel31,993Map
Menen31,916Map
Tienen31,743Map
Evergem31,615Map
Heusden31,017Map
Wevelgem30,954Map
Geraardsbergen30,807Map
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw30,446Map
Houthalen30,050Map
Helchteren30,050Map
Tongeren29,816Map
Deinze29,815Map
Waterloo29,778Map
Bilzen29,622Map
Louvain-la-Neuve29,521Map
Courcelles29,473Map
Asse28,985Map
Zaventem28,188Map
Oudenaarde27,935Map
Aarschot27,656Map
Ans27,297Map
Ath26,681Map
Kapellen26,410Map
Izegem26,382Map
Arlon26,179Map
Temse26,054Map
Harelbeke25,978Map
Herentals25,912Map
Brecht25,908Map
Flemalle-Haute25,144Map
Soignies24,869Map
Lanaken24,771Map
Mortsel24,525Map
Zottegem24,434Map
Ronse24,204Map
Nivelles24,149Map
Andenne24,055Map
Maaseik23,684Map
Oupeye23,594Map
Overijse23,486Map
Zwevegem23,358Map
Beersel23,228Map
Wetteren22,930Map
Hamme22,891Map
Willebroek22,808Map
Saint-Nicolas22,586Map
Westerlo22,579Map
Diest22,516Map
Saint-Ghislain22,500Map
Manage22,196Map
Maldegem22,092Map
Fleurus22,080Map
Merelbeke22,047Map
Zedelgem21,968Map
Tubize21,859Map
Edegem21,839Map
Gembloux21,676Map
Rixensart21,616Map
Oostkamp21,489Map
Zemst21,096Map
Koksijde21,027Map
Chaudfontaine20,960Map
Nijlen20,792Map
Zoersel20,642Map
Tervuren20,623Map
Frameries20,598Map
Schilde20,373Map
Kontich20,290Map
Zele20,236Map
Braine-le-Comte20,133Map
Boussu20,058Map
Bornem19,997Map
Balen19,978Map
Huy19,973Map
Colfontaine19,964Map
Zonhoven19,922Map
Lochristi19,696Map
Poperinge19,537Map
Sint-Katelijne-Waver19,487Map
Tielt19,299Map
Herent19,218Map
Eeklo19,116Map
Torhout18,933Map
Aalter18,802Map
Hoogstraten18,524Map
Meise18,497Map
Quaregnon18,491Map
Zwijndrecht18,249Map
Morlanwelz-Mariemont18,233Map
Blankenberge18,230Map
Wuustwezel18,117Map
Eupen18,029Map
Sint-Genesius-Rode17,990Map
Middelkerke17,789Map
Kortenberg17,774Map
Kasterlee17,765Map
Diepenbeek17,699Map
Lessines17,687Map
Sint-Gillis-Waas17,658Map
Walcourt17,501Map
Kalmthout17,485Map
Ranst17,405Map
Lebbeke17,372Map
Wervik17,340Map
Stabroek17,294Map
Londerzeel17,274Map
Haaltert17,129Map
Vise17,054Map
Stekene16,989Map
Denderleeuw16,969Map
Dour16,861Map
Marche-en-Famenne16,856Map
Destelbergen16,853Map
Lede16,813Map
Essen16,754Map
Peruwelz16,647Map
Tessenderlo16,574Map
Herve16,544Map
Herzele16,523Map
Beerse16,208Map
Neerpelt16,122Map
Duffel16,011Map
Sint-Kruis16,000Map
Fleron15,994Map
Puurs15,944Map
Pont-a-Celles15,909Map
Boom15,810Map
Riemst15,809Map
Peer15,551Map
Diksmuide15,515Map
Lille15,466Map
Putte15,276Map
Soumagne15,237Map
Rotselaar15,007Map
Aubange14,932Map
Bredene14,862Map
Ciney14,830Map
Kruibeke14,815Map
Thuin14,682Map
Zulte14,670Map
Merchtem14,660Map
Ternat14,569Map
Rumst14,521Map
Beernem14,512Map
Landen14,458Map
Wemmel14,406Map
Bastogne14,395Map
Bree14,363Map
Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont14,353Map
Eghezee14,352Map
Genappe14,266Map
Bonheiden14,260Map
Aartselaar14,193Map
Leopoldsburg14,149Map
Hannut14,129Map
Anzegem13,920Map
Basse Lasne13,861Map
Berlare13,853Map
Waremme13,737Map
Tremelo13,721Map
Lummen13,689Map
Dison13,642Map
Ichtegem13,582Map
Lubbeek13,574Map
Ravels13,560Map
Haacht13,541Map
Couvin13,518Map
Buggenhout13,510Map
Esneux13,497Map
Assenede13,495Map
Herselt13,493Map
Jabbeke13,488Map
Beloeil13,405Map
Overpelt13,344Map
Amay13,307Map
Wezembeek-Oppem13,245Map
Oosterzele13,151Map
Sprimont12,945Map
Wanze12,918Map
Wingene12,887Map
Dinant12,875Map
Kraainem12,815Map
Blegny12,745Map
Kuurne12,638Map
Grez-Doiceau12,367Map
Keerbergen12,363Map
Oud-Turnhout12,354Map
Bocholt12,346Map
Zandhoven12,306Map
Machelen12,252Map
Arendonk12,247Map
Boechout12,145Map
Opwijk12,045Map
Mettet12,014Map
Veurne11,983Map
Liedekerke11,980Map
Rochefort11,978Map
Gerpinnes11,977Map
Kinrooi11,946Map
Kortemark11,937Map
Jodoigne11,930Map
Wommelgem11,917Map
Zelzate11,901Map
Gavere11,888Map
De Haan11,766Map
Beyne-Heusay11,608Map
Laarne11,600Map
Anderlues11,597Map
Bernissart11,588Map
Theux11,587Map
Zonnebeke11,581Map
Boortmeerbeek11,570Map
Herk-de-Stad11,566Map
Malmedy11,514Map
Farciennes11,488Map
Profondeville11,401Map
Enghien11,367Map
Deerlijk11,292Map
Virton11,259Map
Nevele11,153Map
Gistel11,084Map
Olen11,070Map
Seneffe11,025Map
Wichelen11,014Map
Meulebeke10,948Map
Chaumont-Gistoux10,943Map
Frasnes-lez-Buissenal10,936Map
Alken10,933Map
Damme10,924Map
Aiseau10,906Map
Nazareth10,890Map
Nieuwpoort10,845Map
Staden10,786Map
Kampenhout10,784Map
Spa10,756Map
Grobbendonk10,724Map
Florennes10,723Map
Moorslede10,720Map
Melle10,687Map
Aywaille10,636Map
Rijkevorsel10,606Map
Ingelmunster10,603Map
Steenokkerzeel10,566Map
Oud-Heverlee10,533Map
Waasmunster10,460Map
Berlaar10,370Map
Borsbeek10,334Map
Vosselaar10,317Map
Hoeilaart10,272Map
Durbuy10,251Map
La Calamine10,232Map
Retie10,069Map
Rebecq-Rognon10,049Map
De Pinte10,020Map
Borgloon9,955Map
Raeren9,925Map
Hooglede9,900Map
Ecaussinnes-d'Enghien9,802Map
De Panne9,799Map
Chimay9,720Map
Braine-le-Chateau9,627Map
Plombieres9,596Map
Villers-la-Ville9,592Map
Ottignies9,557Map
Pepinster9,530Map
Hemiksem9,504Map
Jurbise9,483Map
Opglabbeek9,452Map
Erquelinnes9,396Map
Court-Saint-Etienne9,353Map
Meerhout9,346Map
Estaimpuis9,340Map
Lovendegem9,272Map
Hoeselt9,265Map
Bertem9,215Map
Hulshout9,198Map
Begijnendijk9,178Map
Ardooie9,161Map
Sint-Lievens-Houtem9,146Map
Huldenberg9,137Map
Saint-Vith9,135Map
Avelgem9,106Map
Ledegem9,102Map
Holsbeek9,094Map
Fosses-la-Ville9,062Map
Welkenraedt9,006Map
Bierbeek8,994Map
Gooik8,957Map
Houthulst8,951Map
Wijnegem8,932Map
Kapelle-op-den-Bos8,859Map
Wielsbeke8,828Map
Sint-Martens-Lennik8,818Map
Oudenburg8,752Map
Dessel8,707Map
Niel8,656Map
Awans8,612Map
Halen8,548Map
Ledeberg8,454Map
Herenthout8,378Map
Juprelle8,354Map
Koekelare8,317Map
Sint-Martens-Latem8,303Map
Beauraing8,242Map
La Bruyere8,194Map
Kruishoutem8,179Map
Lichtervelde8,169Map
Yvoir8,169Map
Zomergem8,158Map
Bassenge8,151Map
Bertrix8,063Map
Philippeville8,051Map
Kortessem8,042Map
Dentergem8,038Map
Lint7,982Map
Roeulx7,968Map
Hove7,968Map
Merksplas7,963Map
Galmaarden7,939Map
Gingelom7,930Map
Zoutleeuw7,897Map
Knesselare7,889Map
Silly7,887Map
Waarschoot7,762Map
Habay-la-Vieille7,704Map
Boutersem7,702Map
Quevy-le-Petit7,689Map
Jalhay7,688Map
Schelle7,675Map
Sint-Amands7,653Map
Brunehault7,592Map
Estinnes-au-Val7,573Map
Trooz7,559Map
Antoing7,507Map
Oostrozebeke7,489Map
Floreffe7,480Map
Sombreffe7,452Map
La Hulpe7,415Map
Kortenaken7,374Map
Perwez7,340Map
Vielsalm7,291Map
As7,250Map
Vorselaar7,238Map
Messancy7,144Map
Anhee7,125Map
Oostmalle7,034Map
Zutendaal6,962Map
Wachtebeke6,911Map
Wellen6,804Map
Heers6,689Map
Hamois6,662Map