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Belgium Facts

  • Name: Belgium
    (long form) Kingdom of Belgium
  • Capital City: Brussels (144,784 pop.)
  • Belgium Population: 10,444,268 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    euros
    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: Fleming 58%, Walloon 31%, mixed or other 11%
  • GDP total: $419.6 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $38,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liege, Brugges, Namur
  • Name: Belgium's name comes from the Celtic tribe Belgae, which is derived from a Roman province called Gallia Belgica
  • National Day: July 21
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 75%, other (includes Protestant) 25%
  • Symbols

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