is the westernmost province of Flanders
and of Belgium
. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Netherlands
, the Belgian provinces of East Flanders
and the North Sea
. Its capital is Brugge
. It has a surface area of 3151 km² and is divided into eight administrative districts (arrondissementen
) which contain 64 municipalities.
The whole Belgian North Sea coast, an important destination for tourism in Belgium, is in West Flanders. There is a tram line along the whole coast: De Panne - Ostend - Knokke-Heist.