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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)
More Information Belgium
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Belgium may be one of the best kept secrets in Europe for tourists.

Quaint towns and villages, medieval cities, castles and gardens, along with more than 350 beers from which to choose, will keep travelers entertained and busy while visiting this delightful and historical country.

Belgium is one of the most multicultural and multilingual countries in all of Europe. What other country has three official languages? Natives speak Dutch, German and French, and almost everyone speaks a bit of English.

The capital city of Brussels is one of the world's great cosmopolitan cities and is also home to the European Union and the headquarters of NATO.

  • Calling Code: 32
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Inland Belgium's weather is generally mild year-round. Summers are cloudy and cool with temperatures in the mid-60's F. Winters have frequent fog and light rain.

    Along the coastal areas, the weather can be rainy, with moderate temperatures. In the Ardennes, the winters are colder, but are a paradise for downhill and cross country skiers.

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  • Belgium Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 23, 2017.

Belgium Trivia

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?

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

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 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 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?

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