Population of Cities in Belgium (2021)

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 0 cities with more than a million people, 10 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 73 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Belgium is Antwerp, with a population of 532,439 people.

Name 2021 Population
Antwerp532,439
Ghent266,112
Charleroi202,799
Liege197,468
Brussels187,079
Schaerbeek133,156
Anderlecht121,819
Bruges118,811
Namur111,590
Leuven103,073
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek98,467
Mons96,019
Ixelles88,219
Aalst88,075
Mechelen87,522
Uccle84,531
La Louviere81,291
Sint-Niklaas79,408
Hasselt79,199
Kortrijk77,493
Ostend71,887
Tournai68,949
Genk66,646
Seraing64,236
Roeselare64,115
Mouscron59,113
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert58,480
Forest56,900
Verviers55,277
Jette53,138
Saint-Gilles49,521
Beveren49,378
Etterbeek48,820
Beringen46,948
Vilvoorde46,137
Dendermonde46,059
Turnhout45,828
Dilbeek43,875
Deinze43,816
Evere43,551
Heist-op-den-Berg43,181
Lokeren42,361
Woluwe-Saint-Pierre42,331
Geel41,094
Sint-Truiden40,817
Halle40,628
Herstal40,357
Braine-l'Alleud40,253
Ninove39,513
Maasmechelen39,203
Waregem38,555
Brasschaat38,373
Grimbergen38,261
Mol37,295
Lier37,058
Evergem35,861
Tienen35,568
Châtelet35,516
Zaventem35,219
Ypres35,000
Wavre34,981
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw34,898
Auderghem34,727
Schoten34,376
Lommel34,324
Heusden-Zolder34,120
Asse33,800
Geraardsbergen33,784
Menen33,668
Binche33,478
Pelt33,362
Knokke-Heist33,017
Bilzen32,633
Oudenaarde31,779
Wevelgem31,634
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve31,327
Tongeren31,236
Courcelles31,223
Waterloo30,540
Houthalen-Helchteren30,527
Temse30,403
Aarschot30,365
Arlon30,299

Population of All Cities in Belgium

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