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The results are in: These were Belgium's most congested cities in 2019
Brussels' roads are getting more congested, with the Belgian capital the 44th most traffic-heavy city in the world, according to the latest stats from TomTom.
Brussels, with a 38% congestion rate, was Belgium's worst city for traffic in 2019, up one percentage point on the previous year.
The percentage figure means a typical car journey in the capital will take drivers 38% longer than in clear traffic conditions.
Put another way, what should be a 30-minute ride takes, on average, between 41 and 42 minutes to complete. And in peak hours, journeys in Brussels can be up to 77% longer, particularly on the Rue de la Loi and Rue du Trône.
A surprise second place went to Mons, on 34% - a big increase on 2018 attributed to major roadworks on the nearby E42 motorway.
Antwerp was Flanders' most congested city, and in third place nationally, also up one percentage point with a 32% congestion rate according to TomTom.
Some Belgian cities saw their traffic improve in 2019 - namely Leuven, Namur and Kortrijk - while Ghent recorded no change.
The sat nav operator has compiled a congestion league table for the past decade, spanning 416 cities in 57 countries.
The world's two most congested cities are Bangalore and Manila, the study found.
Belgium's congestion top 10
- Brussels - 38% (+1 percentage point)
- Mons - 34% (+18)
- Antwerp - 32% (+1)
- Liège - 24% (+4)
- Leuven - 20% (-3)
- Ghent - 20% (No change)
- Namur - 19% (-10%)
- Bruges - 16% (+1)
- Kortrijk - 15% (-3)
- Charleroi - 13% (+1)