The figures come from the Belgian home affairs minister that has also revealed the numbers for the regions and the provinces. 5,948,698 Belgians live in Flanders, 3,241,173 in Wallonia and a further 777,979 living in Brussels.
Antwerp is the most populous province with 1,624,893 Belgians. It is followed by East Flanders: 1,399,005. The Walloon province of Hainaut has 1,178,671 Belgians. It is followed by West Flanders with 1,129,946 Belgians; Flemish Brabant 1,015,955; Liege 979,486; Limburg 778.899; Namur 465,019; Walloon Brabant 358,250 and Luxembourg 259.747.
520,864 Belgians live abroad.