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Belgium

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Belgium

Flag of Belgium

Official languages
Capital
Dutch, French and German
Brussels
Area
Government
30,528 km2
constitutional monarchy
Population
Religion
11,035,948
Roman Catholic 60%, None 32%, Protestant 4%, Muslim 3%, Judaism 1%
Time zone
Currency
CET / AST (UTC+1 / −4)
Euro
Demonym Belgian
Location of Belgium in Europe

Belgium is a country in western Europe. Belgium is a member state of the European Union and a member state of the eurozone.The capital of Belgian is Brussels.Some other big city's are Arlon,Liege,Antwerpen and Charleroi. Belgium became indenpendant in 1830.It's one of the first contrys to join the EU.There are 3 languages spoken in Belgium.French in the south part,Dutch in the north part and German in the East.Mainly French is spoken in Brussels.But there are other languages spoken.The Europen Comission is set up in Brussels.They use the Euro as it's currency.

Transport[edit | edit source]

There are local trains in Belguim.<<Thalys>>,<<Eurostar>> and <<ICE>> are connecting Belgium to other european cities such as Paris,Lille,London,Cologne,Frankfurt an Main...

Antwerpen is the biggest port in Belgium and the second biggest in the world.Autoroutes are free in Belgium.

Kings[edit | edit source]

  • The King Albert the first in the First World War
  • The pricesse Astrid and the Price Leopold ||| (1926)
  • Paul-Henri Spaak,First Prime Minister of Belgium (1957)
  • The King Baudouin and the Quenne Fabiola (1969)

Today

  • King Philippe (2013)
  • Prime Minister Charles Michel (2015)

Provinces[edit | edit source]

There are ten Provinces in Belgium.5 in Wallon (The French speaking region) and 5 in Flandre (The Dutch speaking region).

In Wallon the names of the Provinces are Luxembourg(Arlon),Liege(Liege),Namur(Namur),Hainaut(Mons) and Brabant Wallon(Wavre).

In Flandre the names of the Provinces are Flandre-Occidentale(Bruges),Flandre-Orientale(Bruges),Anvers(Anvers),Limbourg(Hasselt), Brabant-Flamand(Louvain)

Belgium Food[edit | edit source]

Chips(Frites in french) with mussels is the most common food in Belgium.An other is the waffles from Liege


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