is a province of Wallonia
and of Belgium
. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Belgian provinces of Flemish Brabant
. Its capital is Wavre
. It has a surface area of 1093 km² and contains only one administrative district (arrondissement
) with 27 municipalities.
Walloon Brabant was created in 1995 by the split of the former province of Brabant into three parts: two new provinces, Walloon Brabant and Flemish 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).
- Population: 347,423 inhabitants (as of 1/1/1999)
- Population density: 319 inh./km²