Information about Belgium
Belgium is a part of Europe.
Border countries are the Netherlands, Germany, France and Luxembourg.
Belgium’s only coastline is on the North Sea.
Since 1831, Belgium has been a Kingdom.
The Royal Family live in the country but is not involved in political decisions, which are left to the government.
The area of the country is only 30.528 km².
The population of Belgium consists of approximately 11 million people.
The money is the €uro.
Belgium is one of the smallest European countries, but it has 3 different languages.
Different parts of the county speak either German, French and Dutch.
The capital of Belgium is Brussels.
Brussels is very well known as the European Parliament has its headquarters there.
Belgium economy has grown faster than in all other rich countries. There is very little unemployment.
Belgian workers are well known for there excellent work ethic all over the world.
Brussels is a large international city with about 1 million inhabitants. It is famous for the Atomium that houses a restaurant and the statue of Manneken Pis, which is well disposed and aroundet by many attractive restaurants.
Belgium is a fairly flat country with 1/4 of the country used for farming.
The highest mountain is only 680 meters high.
The Belgian coastline has a total length of just 65 kilometers, and is placed among the most popular coastlines in Europe.
Belgium one of the richest and most visited regions of the world since the middle ages.
You can find many historical churches, works of art and historical houses in cities such as Bruges, Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent.
It is a beautiful country, and rich in history.
The people are extremely friendly.
The food is very tasty. You must try the famous Belgian chips with mayonnaise.
Belgium has little more than 200 museums, 300 Art Nouveau buildings, many in Brussels, 650 different kinds of beer and 2, 000 chocolate shops !
Not to mention, Belgium is also known for comics.
Folklore is very much celebrated in Belgium and very popular.
Asterix and Obelix are created in Belguim.
The people are relaxed and like to be happy more than earning money.
Throughout the year there are processions, marches and parades mostly with a historical and religious background.
Every village and region has its own tradition.
There is the possibility to cultivate joy or sadness because these are the basics of the identity of the people.
And here the Belgian joke:
A ball night in Brussels, a Belgian asks a middle-aged lady.
They are already assigned for the next dance?
“Oh, no, I’m still free !
Could you then please hold my beer glass?
You have to work 20 hours per week for the family