|Federal Districts of Belgium|
|Brussels Capital Region - Flanders - Wallonia|
|Provinces of Wallonia|
|Hainaut - The most urbanised of the Walloon provinces, Hainaut developed into one of Europe's most important industrial regions in the 19th century. The province is home to historical towns such as Mons, Tournai and Binche as well as post-industrial ones such as Charleroi, La Louvière and Mouscron. The countryside of Hainaut is generally hilly and agricultural, though it is also dotted with woods and traces of its agricultural past (you will, for instance, find a number of boat lifts on its canals). The southern part of Hainaut, around the town of Chimay, is part of the wilder Ardennes region.
|Province of Liège - Like Hainaut, the area that is now the Province of Liège developed into one of Europe's most important industrial regions in the 19th century. Before that, the area was part of the Prince-Bishopric of Liège, which was an independent country for over 800 years. This history, which is visible in the city of Liège as well as in numerous smaller towns and villages, still gives the province a very distinct identity. The province also offers its fair share of pleasant countryside, picturesque river valleys and untouched nature, most notably in the High Fens nature reserve. While most of the province is French speaking, the easternmost part substitutes the German-speaking part of Belgium.
|Province of Luxembourg|
|Province of Namur|
|Cities & towns in Wallonia|
|Liège - The center of Wallonia's biggest aglomeration, this city on the Meuse river is the region's main center for education, employement and culture. Though it has a rough, industrial edge, it is also a city of many surprises. Those who take their time to explore it will discover over a 1000 years of history in its winding backstreets. They will also discover a lively city with an almost mediterranean atmosphere and active nightlife.
Population: 197,355 Aglomeration; +/- 500,000
|Charleroi - A post-industrial city most known for Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Charleroi has long had a bad name for unemployment and urban decay. Though a paradise for urban explorers, it also offers interesting architecture and surprisingly good restaurants.
Population: 201,593, Aglomeration: +- 400,000
|Namur - The capital of Wallonia, Namur is a picturesque little town dominated by its citadel at the confluence of the Meuse and Samber rivers.