Belgium Population 2022


Belgium map
  • The current population of Belgium is estimated at 11,626,043 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Belgium represent 0.15% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Belgium is 376 inhabitants per km2.
  • Belgium is located in Europe.
  • Belgium ranks number 81 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Belgium is 50.0133° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 4.2051° E.
  • The median age in Belgium is 42.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Belgium increased to 1658.23 EUR per month in the first quarter of 2022 from 1625.72 EUR per month in 2021.
  • The countries that Belgium shares its land boundary with are Netherlands to the north, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the south, and Germany to the east.

Belgium

Official name Kingdom of Belgium
Location Europe
Capital Brussels
Population 11,610,770 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 376/km2
Population growth rate 0.42% (in 2022)
Area 30,689 km2 (11,849.08 sq mi)
Official language Dutch, French and German
Currency Euro (EUR)
Life expectancy 82.02 years
Internet TLD .be
Call code +32

Belgium Population Graph

Belgium Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 11,552,322 5,725,331 5,826,991 49.56% 50.44% 11,330,517 98.08%
2019 11,497,022 5,691,026 5,805,996 49.5% 50.5% 11,271,680 98.04%
2018 11,435,053 5,650,060 5,784,993 49.41% 50.59% 11,206,352 98%
2017 11,383,121 5,613,017 5,770,104 49.31% 50.69% 11,150,905 97.96%
2016 11,339,354 5,581,230 5,758,124 49.22% 50.78% 11,103,495 97.92%
2015 11,282,088 5,546,274 5,735,814 49.16% 50.84% 11,042,908 97.88%
2014 11,216,903 5,509,743 5,707,160 49.12% 50.88% 10,973,496 97.83%
2013 11,167,219 5,483,105 5,684,114 49.1% 50.9% 10,920,423 97.79%
2012 11,114,707 5,457,321 5,657,386 49.1% 50.9% 10,863,515 97.74%
2011 11,045,991 5,424,686 5,621,305 49.11% 50.89% 10,791,933 97.7%
2010 10,903,213 5,354,568 5,548,645 49.11% 50.89% 10,646,987 97.65%
2009 10,804,051 5,305,869 5,498,182 49.11% 50.89% 10,544,754 97.6%
2008 10,717,470 5,262,278 5,455,192 49.1% 50.9% 10,455,964 97.56%
2007 10,633,138 5,219,807 5,413,331 49.09% 50.91% 10,368,373 97.51%
2006 10,555,342 5,179,506 5,375,836 49.07% 50.93% 10,286,181 97.45%
2005 10,485,952 5,144,408 5,341,544 49.06% 50.94% 10,213,317 97.4%
2004 10,428,432 5,114,103 5,314,329 49.04% 50.96% 10,152,079 97.35%
2003 10,383,396 5,089,941 5,293,455 49.02% 50.98% 10,103,044 97.3%
2002 10,340,018 5,066,609 5,273,409 49% 51% 10,054,634 97.24%
2001 10,293,771 5,041,889 5,251,882 48.98% 51.02% 10,004,516 97.19%
2000 10,258,426 5,023,551 5,234,875 48.97% 51.03% 9,964,009 97.13%
1999 10,233,577 5,010,359 5,223,218 48.96% 51.04% 9,933,733 97.07%
1998 10,210,150 4,997,868 5,212,282 48.95% 51.05% 9,903,846 97%
1997 10,188,372 4,987,208 5,201,164 48.95% 51.05% 9,874,570 96.92%
1996 10,163,747 4,975,154 5,188,593 48.95% 51.05% 9,843,589 96.85%
1995 10,143,907 4,965,442 5,178,465 48.95% 51.05% 9,817,273 96.78%
1994 10,122,684 4,954,042 5,168,642 48.94% 51.06% 9,788,635 96.7%
1993 10,091,534 4,938,797 5,152,737 48.94% 51.06% 9,750,440 96.62%
1992 10,052,190 4,919,542 5,132,648 48.94% 51.06% 9,704,384 96.54%
1991 10,011,489 4,898,622 5,112,867 48.93% 51.07% 9,657,082 96.46%
1990 9,974,356 4,880,452 5,093,904 48.93% 51.07% 9,613,284 96.38%
1989 9,944,653 4,864,924 5,079,729 48.92% 51.08% 9,575,706 96.29%
1988 9,908,595 4,846,294 5,062,301 48.91% 51.09% 9,532,068 96.2%
1987 9,877,143 4,829,923 5,047,220 48.9% 51.1% 9,493,910 96.12%
1986 9,868,726 4,824,820 5,043,906 48.89% 51.11% 9,475,951 96.02%
1985 9,865,209 4,822,114 5,043,095 48.88% 51.12% 9,463,695 95.93%
1984 9,862,271 4,819,692 5,042,579 48.87% 51.13% 9,452,001 95.84%
1983 9,862,419 4,819,764 5,042,655 48.87% 51.13% 9,442,280 95.74%
1982 9,863,202 4,820,147 5,043,055 48.87% 51.13% 9,433,166 95.64%
1981 9,865,883 4,821,457 5,044,426 48.87% 51.13% 9,425,865 95.54%
1980 9,866,143 4,821,584 5,044,559 48.87% 51.13% 9,410,327 95.38%
1979 9,855,276 4,816,273 5,039,003 48.87% 51.13% 9,382,223 95.2%
1978 9,846,422 4,812,931 5,033,491 48.88% 51.12% 9,355,086 95.01%
1977 9,837,239 4,809,426 5,027,813 48.89% 51.11% 9,326,686 94.81%
1976 9,825,100 4,804,474 5,020,626 48.9% 51.1% 9,294,545 94.6%
1975 9,807,560 4,796,878 5,010,682 48.91% 51.09% 9,266,183 94.48%
1974 9,779,260 4,784,992 4,994,268 48.93% 51.07% 9,227,710 94.36%
1973 9,748,539 4,771,910 4,976,629 48.95% 51.05% 9,186,048 94.23%
1972 9,717,913 4,758,862 4,959,051 48.97% 51.03% 9,145,528 94.11%
1971 9,679,933 4,742,199 4,937,734 48.99% 51.01% 9,097,201 93.98%
1970 9,662,308 4,735,497 4,926,811 49.01% 50.99% 9,067,110 93.84%
1969 9,652,784 4,732,760 4,920,024 49.03% 50.97% 9,045,624 93.71%
1968 9,625,489 4,721,302 4,904,187 49.05% 50.95% 9,006,570 93.57%
1967 9,587,698 4,704,683 4,883,015 49.07% 50.93% 8,957,786 93.43%
1966 9,534,476 4,680,474 4,854,002 49.09% 50.91% 8,893,759 93.28%
1965 9,470,292 4,650,860 4,819,432 49.11% 50.89% 8,820,630 93.14%
1964 9,384,678 4,610,692 4,773,986 49.13% 50.87% 8,726,812 92.99%
1963 9,296,273 4,569,118 4,727,155 49.15% 50.85% 8,630,660 92.84%
1962 9,227,032 4,536,932 4,690,100 49.17% 50.83% 8,551,613 92.68%
1961 9,190,377 4,519,827 4,670,550 49.18% 50.82% 8,505,694 92.55%
1960 9,159,896 4,506,669 4,653,227 49.2% 50.8% 8,469,240 92.46%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Belgium ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Belgium. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Belgium

# City Population 2022
1 Brussels 1,031,131
2 Antwerpen 463,713
3 Gent 234,155
4 Charleroi 203,434
5 Liege 185,537
6 Anderlecht 163,122
7 Schaerbeek 133,876
8 Brugge 118,576
9 Namur 107,687
10 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean 98,085
11 Leuven 94,425
12 Mons 92,628
13 Ixelles 87,598
14 Uccle 84,015
15 Deurne 79,716
16 Aalst 78,798
17 Mechelen 78,685
18 La Louviere 77,281
19 Kortrijk 74,706
20 Hasselt 69,845
21 Ostend 69,694
22 Sint-Niklaas 69,686
23 Tournai 68,750
24 Genk 64,621
25 Seraing 61,454
26 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert 57,495
27 Forest 57,177
28 Roeselare 56,470
29 Verviers 53,268
30 Jette 53,267
31 Mouscron 52,673
32 Saint-Gilles 50,713
33 Etterbeek 49,113
34 Borgerhout 46,622
35 Beveren 45,757
36 Merksem 44,884
37 Turnhout 44,642
38 Berchem 43,994
39 Dendermonde 43,434
40 Evere 42,330
41 Lokeren 42,051
42 Wilrijk 41,767
43 Beringen 41,491
44 Dilbeek 39,873
45 Sint-Truiden 38,385
46 Heist op den Berg 38,331
47 Braine-l'Alleud 38,039
48 Grimbergen 37,381
49 Brasschaat 37,351
50 Vilvoorde 37,317
51 Herstal 37,120
52 Maasmechelen 36,835
53 Waregem 36,205
54 Ieper 35,605
55 Chatelet 35,566
56 Geel 35,276
57 Ninove 35,073
58 Halle 35,044
59 Hoboken 35,008
60 Knokke-Heist 34,284
61 Auderghem 34,263
62 Schoten 33,992
63 Lier 33,595
64 Mol 32,937
65 Sint-Amandsberg 32,600
66 Binche 32,568
67 Lommel 32,518
68 Wavre 32,388
69 Menen 32,331
70 Tienen 32,232
71 Evergem 32,026
72 Heusden 31,361
73 Wevelgem 31,248
74 Geraardsbergen 31,171
75 Sint Pieters Leeuw 30,909
76 Kessel-Lo 30,562
77 Blauwput 30,484
78 Helchteren 30,483
79 Houthalen 30,302
80 Tongeren 30,299
81 Deinze 30,170
82 Waterloo 30,046
83 Louvain-la-Neuve 29,967
84 Bilzen 29,906
85 Courcelles 29,853
86 Asse 29,356
87 Zaventem 28,580
88 Oudenaarde 28,402
89 Aarschot 27,883
90 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode 27,823
91 Ans 27,608
92 Ath 26,961
93 Kapellen 26,858
94 Izegem 26,794
95 Arlon 26,600
96 Harelbeke 26,396
97 Temse 26,369
98 Herentals 26,262
99 Berchem-Sainte-Agathe 25,537
100 Maaseik 25,486

Other Countries from Europe Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Russia 145,812,178 8.4/km2
Germany 84,271,788 232/km2
France 68,113,511 116/km2
Italy 59,421,387 200/km2
Spain 47,411,405 94/km2
Poland 37,794,711 122/km2
Romania 19,030,214 80.6/km2
Netherlands 17,195,292 423/km2
Belgium 11,610,770 376/km2
Czech Republic 10,757,593 133/km2
Sweden 10,401,616 25/km2
Greece 10,341,518 82/km2
Portugal 10,145,110 112.4/km2
Hungary 9,681,327 105/km2
Belarus 9,303,343 46/km2
Austria 9,031,530 107/km2
Switzerland 8,791,316 208/km2
Serbia 6,887,819 101/km2
Bulgaria 6,849,421 63/km2
Denmark 5,841,995 137.7/km2