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Belgium lies in northwest Europe and is bordered by the Netherlands, France, Germany, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is one of the smallest and most densely populated European countries and had a unitary form of government initially. Its capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, and Liège.
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Key Facts & Information
- Belgium is a united state composed of three communities (Flemish Community, French Community, and German-speaking Community) and three regions (Brussels-Capital Region, Flemish Region. and Walloon Region).
- Socially, Belgium is a heterogeneous nation bestriding the boundary between the Romance and Germanic language groups of western Europe.
- Except for a small German-talking population in the eastern part of the nation, Belgium is composed of French-talking individuals, collectively called Walloons.
- Belgium has a sum of 860 miles (1,385 km) of land limits with neighbors; it is limited by the Netherlands toward the north, Germany toward the east, Luxembourg toward the southeast, and France toward the south. Belgium additionally has nearly 40 miles of shoreline on the North Sea.
- Including the water areas, Belgium’s total surface is 11,849 sq mi. The three main geographical regions of Belgium are: the coastal plain in the northwest, the central plateau belonging to the Anglo-Belgian Basin, and the Ardennes uplands in the southeast to the Hercynian orogenic belt.
- The climate in Belgium is maritime climate with significant precipitation in any season. Heavy and frequent rainfall is produced when frontal conditions move from the west.
- Winters are soggy and cool with frequent mists; summers are fairly mellow. Regional climatic differences are determined by elevation and distance inland.
- The animal population was reduced because of human activities. Wild boars, deer, wildcats, and pheasant are among the more common animals of the region.
- Birds like sandpipers, woodcocks, snipes, and lapwings can be found in the Belgian lowlands.
- Belgium’s population is divided into three linguistic communities: Dutch in the north, French in south, and German in east.
- Around one-tenth of the people in Belgium are totally bilingual, however a larger part have some knowledge of both French and Flemish.
- Most of Belgians are Roman Catholic, however customary participation at religious services is variable. Several Protestants live for the most part in urban regions in Hainaut, particularly in Borinage and Brussels.
- Belgium is a constitutional monarchy. A 1991 protected alteration, for example, considers the promotion of a lady to the honored position.
- The effective head of government is called the prime minister. This position was made in 1919. The prime minister is appointed by the monarch and approved by the parliament.
- The current monarch, King Philippe, is the seventh king of the Belgians. In the sphere of politics, the king doesn’t use power of his own yet demonstrates in meetings with government ministers.
- The king comes into contact with numerous representatives of Belgian society in performing his duties.
- Belgium has a free-enterprise economy, with most of the gross domestic product (GDP) generated by the service sector. This country has a strongly globalized economy.
- Its main exports are machinery and equipment, chemicals, finished diamonds, metals and metal products, and foodstuffs.
- Sugar beets, cereal grains, and potatoes are some of the major crops in Belgium. The planting of fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants is also important, especially in Flanders.
- Belgium’s long and rich cultural and creative legacy is summarized through paintings, music, dramas, and novels. By instructive activities, language advancement, and support of expressions of the human experience, the communities see to it that regional cultures do not lose their distinctiveness.
- Belgium is a country with a multitude of distilleries and various brews. Nowhere else in the world would you be able to experience so many local, authentic, and colorful beers with such a wide range of tastes and flavors.
- Another Belgian claim to fame is chocolate, which has developed a worldwide name for itself with its unbeatable quality and taste.
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