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What surface area of the Brussels Region is covered by vegetation?

Brussels Institute for Statistics and Analysis (BISA) - Did you know? - 26/02/2019

Answer: 8,714 hectares

A study of high-resolution satellite images conducted in 2010 made it possible to estimate that 54% of the Brussels ground surface is covered by vegetation.

A very large proportion of this green area is covered by dense vegetation such as trees, bushes or shrubs (44% of the Brussels ground surface).

These areas of dense vegetation include the Region's forests but also trees along the road or in parks and gardens.

The remaining green surface area is open space such as lawns, meadows or vegetable gardens (10% of the Brussels soil).

 

Source: IBGE and Van de Voorde et al. 2010 Mapping update and analysis of the evolution of non-built (green) spaces in the Brussels Capital Region