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Belgium : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


Country Belgium
Continent Europe
Location 50.50390 N, 4.46990 E
Map of Belgium  Map of Belgium
Flag  belgium flag
Area 30,528 km²
Coastline 41.3 miles
Neighboring Countries Luxembourg

Netherlands

England

Germany

Switzerland

Jersey

France

Guernsey

Liechtenstein

Wales

Denmark

Isle of Man

Monaco

Czech Republic

Austria

Slovenia

Ireland

San Marino

Croatia

Poland

Norway

Italy

Time Zone CET (UTC +1)

CEST (UTC +2)

Population 11.44 million (2017)
Symbol  belgium symbol
Founded Date October 4th, 1830
Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel
National Anthem ‘’La Brabanconne’’
Motto ‘’Eendracht maakt macht (Unity Makes Strength)’’
National Animal Lion
National Bird Common Kestrel
National Flower Red Poppy
National Drink Jenever
National Sport Soccer
National Dance Belgian Folk Dance
National Language Dutch

German

French

Seasons in Belgium Rainy Season

Spring Season

Summer Season

Winter Season

Prestigious Awards of Belgium Military Awards – Military Cross, Military Decoration, Croix de guerre, Cross of Honour for Military Service Abroad, Medal for Military Merit

Cinema Award – Belgian Film Critics Association, Flanders International Film Festival Ghent, Joseph Plateau Awards, Magritte Awards

Religion in Belgium Roman Catholicism (58%)

Protestant (2%)

Orthodox (1%)

Other Christian (4%)

Agnostic/Non-religious (20%)

Atheist (7%)

Islam (5%)

Other Religion (2%)

Not Stated (1%)

Average Marriage age in Belgium 32.0 years for men and 29.6 years for women
Capital Brussels (500 51’N 4021’E)
Number of Provinces 10 Provinces
Largest Province in Belgium Antwerp
Smallest Province in Belgium Luxembourg
Number of Cities 71 Cities
Largest City in Belgium Brussels
Smallest City in Belgium Houthalen-Helchteren
Literacy rate 99% (males)

99% (females)

Type of Government Democracy

Monarchy

Federation

Representative Democracy

Constitutional Monarchy

Parliamentary System

Popular Monarchy

GDP PPP – $508.598 billion (2016)

Nominal – $470.179 billion (2016)

GDP per capita $44,881 (2016)
Currency Euro (€) (EUR)
Calling Code  +32
Internet TLD .be
ISO 3166 code BE
Festivals of Belgium New Year’s Eve and Day

Carnival

Cinema Novo

Festival van Vlaanderen

Procession of the Holy Blood

Zinneka Parade

Ducasse of Mons

Belgian National Day

Meyboom

Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Brussels Beer Weekend

Brussels Flower Show

Historic Monuments Bastogne War Museum

Church of our lady

Essex Farm Cemetery

Het Steen

Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood Museum

In Flanders Field Museum

Irish Peace Tower

Langemark Tower

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

Menin Gate

Passchedaele New British Cemetery

Ploegsteert Memorial

Plugstreet 14-18 International Centre

Sanctuary wood cemetery

The Mardasson Memorial

The Trench of Death

Tyne Cot Cemetery

Waterloo Battlefield

Protected Areas in Belgium  1 National Parks

9 Natural Parks

Longest River in Belgium Scheldt River
Longest Bridge in Belgium Magdeburg Water Bridge
Longest Railway Station Brussels-South Railway Station
Largest Lake Eau d’Heure Lakes
Highest Mountain in Belgium Signal de Botrange
Biggest Dam in Belgium Gileppe Dam
Biggest Waterfall in Belgium Coo Waterfall
Tallest Building in Belgium South Tower
Richest person of Belgium Albert Frere
Best places to visit in Belgium Bruges

Brussels

Ghent

Antwerp

Ardennes

Mechelen

Tournai

Leuven

Dinant

Mons

Official Website https://www.belgium.be/en
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