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Kingdom of Belgium
  • Koninkrijk België  (Dutch)
  • Royaume de Belgique  (French)
  • Königreich Belgien  (German)
Flag aCoat of arms
Motto: 
Anthem: The Brabançonne
(instrumental version)
Location of  Belgium  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Belgium  (dark green)

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

CapitalBrusselsb
50°51′N4°21′E / 50.850°N 4.350°E / 50.850; 4.350
Largest cityBrussels
Official languagesDutch, French, German
Ethnic groupssee Demographics section below
DemonymBelgian
GovernmentFederalparliamentary
constitutional monarchy[1]
 - MonarchPhilippe of Belgium
 - Prime MinisterCharles Michel
LegislatureFederal Parliament
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseChamber of Representatives
Independence
 - Declared
from the Netherlands

4 October 1830 
 - Recognised19 April 1839 
 - Founded the EEC (now the
European Union)
1 January 1958 
Area
 - Total30,528 km2 (140th)
11,787 sq mi
 - Water (%)6.4
Population
 - 1 February 2015 census11,239,755[2] (75th)
 - Density363.6/km2 (23rd)
941.68/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$434.503 billion[3] (38th)
 - Per capita$38,826[3] (20th)
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$534.775 billion[3] (23rd)
 - Per capita$47,787[3] (17th)
Gini (2011)26.3[4]
low
HDI (2013)Steady 0.881[5]
very high ·21st
CurrencyEuro ()c (EUR)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Calling code32
ISO 3166 codeBE
Internet TLD.bed
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
c.Before 1999, Belgian franc (BEF).
d.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 June 30, 2015


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