The Good Cities (French: Bonnes Villes) were the most important cities of the Prince-Bishopric of Liège (980-1795). If considered a Good City, the city was allowed to build a city wall; partake in the States of Liège; and erect a perron symbolising the autonomy and freedom of Liège.
In 1651 the Good Cities numbered 23, and they were grouped in either the so-called villes thioises (Low Dietsch cities, which contemporarily would be termed Dutch or Flemish) and the villes françoises (contemporarily French or Walloon cities). All of these Good Cities are located within present-day Belgium.
Two other major cities of the Prince-Bishopric had a special statute, which differentiated them from the Good Cities as they were not allowed to be represented at the States of Liège. These two were part of the Condominium of Maastricht, an area of joint sovereignty shared by the Prince-Bishopric of Liège and the Duchy of Brabant.
City Current Belgian: Province Region Beringen Limburg Flemish Bilzen Limburg Flemish Borgloon
(then named Loon)
Limburg Flemish Bree Limburg Flemish Hamont Limburg Flemish Hasselt Limburg Flemish Herk-de-Stad Limburg Flemish Maaseik Limburg Flemish Peer Limburg Flemish Sint-Truiden Limburg Flemish Stokkem Limburg Flemish Tongeren Limburg Flemish
City Current Belgian: Province Region Châtelet Hainaut Wallonia Ciney Namur Wallonia Couvin Namur Wallonia Dinant Namur Wallonia Fosses-la-Ville Namur Wallonia Huy Liège Wallonia Liège Liège Wallonia Thuin Hainaut Wallonia Verviers Liège Wallonia Visé Liège Wallonia Waremme Liège Wallonia
Cities with a special statute