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Belgium's Information

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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)
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  • 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 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 Natural Resources Of Belgium?

Belgium has a wealth of natural resources including fertile land, coal, carbonates, limestone, black marble, fir trees, diamonds, zinc, lead, iron, and silica.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Belgium?

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

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 is the Currency of Belgium?

The euro is the current official currency of Belgium. It replaced the Belgian franc the year 2002.

What is the Currency of Belgium?

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Belgium?

The Flemish ethnic group is the largest group in Belgium, followed by Walloon and Italian.

Largest Ethnic Groups And Nationalities In Belgium

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