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Belgium Facts

Belgium's Information

Flag of Belgium
Land Area 30,278 km2
Water Area 250 km2
Total Area 30,528km2 (#136)
Population 11,409,077 (#77)
Population Density 376.81/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Democracy Under A Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $509.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $44,900
Currency Euro (EUR)
More Information Belgium
Largest Cities
  • 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
This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.

Belgium Trivia

What is the most populated city in Belgium?

Brussels is by far the most populous metropolitan area in Belgium, and is also the capital city. Approximately 1,789,447 people live throughout the entire metropolitan area.

Biggest Cities In Belgium

What type of government does Belgium have?

Belgium has a representative democratic, constitutional monarchy. The Prime Minister of the country serves as the head of government. The Belgian Parliament has two chambers, the Senate and the Chamber of Representatives. The Parliament and the government exercise the federal legislative power. The executive power is vested in the Government. The King of the Belgians is the head of state.

What Type Of Government Does Belgium Have?

What are the major rivers of Belgium?

The Meuse River is the largest river to pass through Belgium. Other major rivers include Scheldt River, Oise River, Semois River, and Leie River.

Major Rivers Of Belgium

What Languages Are Spoken in Belgium?

Dutch, French, and German are the 3 official languages of Belgium, while English is also widely spoken throughout the country.

What Languages Are Spoken In Belgium?

When Did Belgium Become a Country?

Belgium’s independence was stimulated by the Belgian Revolution which occurred on 25th August 1830.

When Did Belgium Become A Country?

What is the Largest Religion in Belgium?

While most Belgians are Roman Catholic, the country has significant numbers of Muslims and atheists, especially in major urban areas.

Major Religions in Belgium

About the Author

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