World Geography - Belgium

World Geography


World Geography - Belgium

Belgium, a country in Western Europe, is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country has distinctive regions including Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south and a German-speaking community to the east. The bilingual capital, Brussels, has ornate guildhalls at Grand-Place and elegant art-nouveau buildings.

About Belgium:

  • Continent: Europe
  • Official Name: Kingdom of Belgium
  • Capital City: Brussels
  • Largest City: Brussels
  • Population: 11,492,641 (1 Jan 2020)
  • National Flag:
  • Coat of Arms:
  • Motto: "Unity Makes Strength"
  • National Anthem: "La Brabanconne"
  • Languages: Dutch, French, German
  • Currency: Euro (€) 
  • Area: 11,849 sq. mil / 30,689 km sq.
  • Major Mountain Range: Ardennes, Eifel 
  • Major Rivers: The Schelde (Escaut) and The Meuse (Maas)
  • Independence (From the Netherlands)
    • Declared: 4 October 1830
    • Recognized: 19 April 1839
  • National Bird of Belgium:  Common Kestrel (Scientific Name: Falco Tinnunculus)
  • National Color of Belgium: Blue, Red and White
  • National Flower of Belgium: Red Poppy (Papaver Rhoeas)
  • National Game of Belgium: Cycling

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