Province of Flemish Brabant(Belgium)

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-07-02

Sister City since May 27th , 2011
Located in the middle of Belgium, the Province of Flemish Brabant surrounds Brussels, Capital of Belgium. It has an area of 2,106 sq.km with a population of about 1.08 million.

With a convenient expressway network, the Province of Flemish Brabant is an important transportation hub in Europe.

The education of the Province of Flemish Brabant is world-famous, which is one of the most important scientific research centers. The Leuven University, ranking No. 1 in Belgium and No. 17 in the world, is situated in the provincial capital Leuven. Many institutions for academic research and high-tech zones provide strong support for knowledge-intensive enterprises related to food and nano technology.

Flanders is home to a diversified modern economy. With prosperous economy, the Province of Flemish Brabant has the lowest unemployment rate while the highest household’s average income in the Flemish Region. The food industry is the traditional competitive industry of the province.
Exchange activities:

Educational Exchanges :

In May 2012, Chengdu held the Anniversary Celebration for the Establishment of Friendship & Chengdu-Flemish Brabant and the Conference on Higher Education in Flemish Brabant.

Cultural Exchanges:

In July 2012, 13 young musicians of the Frascati Orchestra of Flemish Brabant arrived in Chengdu to stage performances for the 2012 Chengdu International Youth Music Festival.

Business Exchanges:

Viavia opened its first store in China in Chengdu.
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