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Kingdom of Belgium
  • Koninkrijk België  (Dutch)
  • Royaume de Belgique  (French)
  • Königreich Belgien  (German)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Eendracht maakt macht" (Dutch)
"L'union fait la force" (French)
"Einigkeit macht stark" (German)
"Strength through Unity"
Anthem: "Brabançonne"
(instrumental version)
Location of  Belgium  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)
Location of  Belgium  (dark green)

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)

CapitalBrussels
50°51′N4°21′E / 50.850°N 4.350°E / 50.850; 4.350
Largest cityAntwerp
Official languagesDutch
French
German
Ethnic groupssee Demographics
DemonymBelgian
GovernmentFederalparliamentary
constitutional monarchy[1]
 • MonarchPhilippe
 • Prime MinisterCharles Michel
LegislatureFederal Parliament
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseChamber of Representatives
Independence from the Netherlands
 • Declared4 October 1830 
 • Recognised19 April 1839 
 • Founded the EEC (now the EU)1 January 1958 
Area
 • Total30,528 km2 (140th)
11,787 sq mi
 • Water (%)6.4
Population
 • 1 January 2016 census11,250,585[2] (75th)
 • Density363.6/km2 (23rd)
941.68/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 • Total$494.620 billion[3] (38th)
 • Per capita$43,629[3] (20th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$458.651 billion[3] (23rd)
 • Per capita$40,456[3] (17th)
Gini (2011)26.3[4]
low
HDI (2014)Increase 0.890[5]
very high ·21st
CurrencyEuro () (EUR)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code+32
ISO 3166 codeBE
Internet TLD.be
a.The flag's official proportions of 13:15 are rarely seen; proportions of 2:3 or similar are more common.
b.The Brussels region is the de facto capital, but the City of Brussels municipality is the de jure capital[6]
c.The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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