is a province of Flanders
and of Belgium
. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Belgian provinces of Antwerp
, Walloon Brabant
and East Flanders
. Flemish Brabant also completely surrounds the Brussels
Capital Region. Its capital is Leuven
. It has a surface area of 2106 km² and is divided into two administrative districts (arrondissementen
) which contain 65 municipalities.
Flemish Brabant was created in 1995 by the split of the former province of Brabant into three parts: two new provinces, Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant; and the Brussels Capital Region, which no longer belongs to any province. The split was made to accommodate (with a delay) the division of Belgium in three regions (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels).