West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen, West Vloandern, province de Flandre-Occidentale, Westflandern) is the westernmost province of Belgium within the Flemish region of Flanders. It borders on the Belgian provinces of East Flanders and Hainaut, the Netherlands, France, and it is bathed by the North Sea. West Flanders comprises the entire coastline of Belgium, where the excellent beaches and the seaside towns are major travel destinations. The coastal towns include Ostend, Knokke-Heist, Koksijde and Oostduinkerke. The capital city of Bruges is noted for its medieval charm, the 14th-century city hall, its canals and cobbled streets.
Population: over 1.1 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Kortrijk, Ostend, Ypres, Roeselare
Bruges: Bruges City Hall, Belfry of Bruges in Markt Square, Church of Our Lady, Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaerde, Basilica of the Holy Blood, Saint-Salvator Cathedral, Hospital of St. John, Groeningemuseum, Kruispoort;
Kortrijk: Medieval City Hall, Broel Towers (with the bridge in between), belfry of Kortrijk;
Ypres: Cloth Hall, Grote Markt, Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, In Flanders' Fields Museum;
Roeselare: City Hall, Rumbeke Castle, Rodenbach Brewery;
Diksmuide: Yser Tower, belfry;
Nearest Airports: Ostend–Bruges International Airport (OST - Internationale Luchthaven Oostende-Brugge); Flanders International Airport (KJK - Kortrijk/Wevelgem Airport)
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