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Belgium

Facts and stats about Belgium

Edsel.G

Author: Edsel.G

The Kingdom of Belgium is a highly developed country in Europe. It is a relatively small country with a very rich history. Belgium is commonly identified as the Battlefield of Europe for several historically accurate reasons: first, it is situated at the center of four giant and warring countries – France, Germany, and the Netherlands; thus, during the two world wars, many of the conflicts took place within the Belgian territory. It was originally a part of the Netherlands, but it later seceded and formed its own state.

Belgium is a federal monarchy. King Philippe, the current king and head of the Belgian state, has the sole power of selecting the Prime minister and several other ministers. However, his selection is limited to persons approved by the parliament. Essentially, the role of the King and other members of the monarchy are more ceremonial than it is political.

Belgium has a very advanced economy, and it is one of the top trading nations as of 2007. Its transportation sector is highly developed and it is interlinked with most European transport infrastructures. The country’s economy is powered by a highly productive workforce, which has led for Belgium’s being one of the countries with high standards of living.

The country is an active member of the NATO and the UN, and has, in fact, sent many troops to peacekeeping missions all over the world.

10.44 million

Population. Ranked 83th in 2013.

$43,412.53

GDP per capita. Ranked 16th in 2012.

Borders

France 620 km, Germany 167 km, Luxembourg 148 km, Netherlands 450 km
Largest city Brussels - 949,070
Capital city Brussels - 949,070
Major language Dutch, French, German
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit euro
Prime minister Elio di Rupo
Alternative names Royaume de Belgique/Koninkrijk Belgie, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium, Belgique/Belgie
Groups Christian countries, Cold countries, Densely populated countries, Europe, European Union, Eurozone, Heavily indebted countries, High income OECD countries, NATO countries, Western Europe, World

Belgium Map

30,280 sq km

Sq. km. Ranked 132nd in 2008.

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The Kingdom of Belgium is a highly developed country in Europe. It is a relatively small country with a very rich history. Belgium is commonly identified as the Battlefield of Europe for several historically accurate reasons: first, it is situated at the center of four giant and warring countries – France, Germany, and the Netherlands; thus, during the two world wars, many of the conflicts took place within the Belgian territory. It was originally a part of the Netherlands, but it later seceded and formed its own state.

Belgium is a federal monarchy. King Philippe, the current king and head of the Belgian state, has the sole power of selecting the Prime minister and several other ministers. However, his selection is limited to persons approved by the parliament. Essentially, the role of the King and other members of the monarchy are more ceremonial than it is political.

Belgium has a very advanced economy, and it is one of the top trading nations as of 2007. Its transportation sector is highly developed and it is interlinked with most European transport infrastructures. The country’s economy is powered by a highly productive workforce, which has led for Belgium’s being one of the countries with high standards of living.

The country is an active member of the NATO and the UN, and has, in fact, sent many troops to peacekeeping missions all over the world.

Posted on 06 Apr 2014

Edsel.G

Edsel.G

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All of this information is readily available on the internet if you do a little WORK. I'm not going to do it for you.

Posted on 27 Nov 2009

Answer to Megan

Answer to Megan

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What is the GDP of Belgium for 1950,1960,1970,1980,1990,and 2000.

Posted on 10 Sep 2009

Rayna Beegle

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