Belgium is a federal state
Six state reforms (1970, 1980, 1988-89, 1993, 2001 and 2014) have transformed unitary Belgium into a federal state consisting of two types of federated states: Communities and Regions. There are three Communities: the Flemish Community (including the Dutch-speaking inhabitants of the Brussels-Capital region), the French Community (including the French-speaking inhabitants of the Brussels-Capital region) and the German-speaking Community. Besides there are three Regions: the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region.
The political structure