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Belgium

Belgian Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative about the size of Maryland 2013
Area > Land 30,278 sq km 2008 137th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 2.91 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 192nd out of 224
Area > Total 30,528 sq km 2013 142nd out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 847 2011 101st out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 847 2008 96th out of 169
Climate temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy 2013
Coastline 66.5 km 2014 173th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 50 50 N, 4 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 30,280 sq km 2008 132nd out of 199
Land area > Square miles 11,787 square miles 2013 66th out of 98
Location Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands 2013
Natural resources construction materials, silica sand, carbonates 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 30,530 km² 2005 136th out of 204
Terrain flat coastal plains in northwest, central rolling hills, rugged mountains of Ardennes Forest in southeast 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Belgium Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Belgium/Geography

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Belgium Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 3
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Belgium ranked first for population density > people per sq. km amongst Cold countries in 2005.
  • Belgium ranked 5th last for area > total amongst European Union in 2013.