A landscape in Flanders.
Flanders definition by Webster's New World
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region (in medieval times a county) in NW Europe, on the North Sea, including a part of NW France & the provinces of East Flanders & West Flanders in Belgium
Flanders definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A historical region of northwest Europe including parts of northern France, western Belgium, and southwest Netherlands along the North Sea. For many centuries it enjoyed virtual independence and great prosperity as a center of the cloth industry. The Hapsburg wars in the Low Countries caused the eventual division of the region, which suffered heavy damage during both World Wars.
- A Dutch-speaking region of northern Belgium. It was granted limited autonomy in 1980.