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Where is Belgium?

map showing the location of Belgium

Located in the continent of Europe, Belgium covers 30,278 square kilometers of land and 250 square kilometers of water, making it the 142nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 30,528 square kilometers.

Belgium became an independent state in 1830, after gaining its sovereignty from The Netherlands. The population of Belgium is 10,438,353 (2012) and the nation has a density of 345 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Belgium is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of Belgium are refered to as Belgian.

The dialing code for the country is 32 and the top level internet domain for Belgian sites is .be.

Belgium shares land borders with 4 countries: Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands.

To learn more, visit our detailed Belgium section.

Quick facts

Population 10,438,353
Density 344.8 / km2 ( 892.9 / mi2 )
Languages German, French, Dutch
Independence Year 1830
Capital Brussels (Brussels Capital)
Currency Euro
GDP 533,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 51,062 (2014 data)
Land Area 30,278 km2 (11,690 mi2)
Water Area 250 km2 (97 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg
Minimum Longitude 2.540
Maximum Longitude 6.410
Mininum Latitude 49.500
Maximum Latitude 51.500

What is the capital of Belgium?

map showing the location of Belgium
Location of Brussels on a map.

Brussels is the capital city of Belgium. It has a population of 1,019,022, and is located on a latitue of 50.85 and longitude of 4.35.

Brussels is also the political center of Belgium, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Brussels, the Capital Of Belgium

City Brussels
Country Belgium
Population 1,019,022
Longitude 4.34878000
Latitude 50.85045000
Elevation 28 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Belgium

Rank City Population
#1Brussels1,019,022
#2Antwerpen459,805
#3Gent231,493
#4Charleroi200,132
#5Liege182,597
#6Brugge116,709
#7Namur106,284
#8Leuven92,892
#9Mons91,277
#10Aalst77,534
#11Mechelen77,530
#12La Louviere76,668
#13Kortrijk73,879
#14Hasselt69,222
#15Ostend69,011
#16Sint-Niklaas69,010
#17Tournai67,721
#18Genk63,666
#19Seraing60,737
#20Roeselare56,016

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.