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Belgium
Political system:
Constitutional monarchy
Capital city: Brussels
Total area: 30 528 km²
Population: 10,7 million
Currency: euro
Official languages: German, French, Dutch










Travel to Belgium

autriche et ses provincesBelgium's landscape varies widely: nearly 70 kilometres of seacoast and flat coastal plains along the North Sea, a central plateau and the rolling hills and forests of the Ardennes region in the southeast. Brussels hosts several international organisations: most of the European institutions are located here as well as the NATO headquarters.

Belgiums culture

Among the best known Belgians are Georges Rémi (Hergé), creator of the Tintin comic-strip, writers Georges Simenon and Hugo Claus, composer and singer Jacques Brel and cyclist Eddy Merckx. Painters like James Ensor, Paul Delvaux and René Magritte are the modern-day successors of Rubens and the other Flemish masters of yesteryear.

Belgiums specialities

Belgium is famous for its chocolates, which are appreciated the world over. A favourite dish is mussels and chips (French fries) which, according to legend, are a Belgian invention. The country also produces over 1 000 brands of beer.
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