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Kingdom of Belgium
  • Koninkrijk België  (Dutch)
  • Royaume de Belgique  (French)
  • Königreich Belgien  (German)
Motto: "Eendracht maakt macht" (Dutch)
"L'union fait la force" (French)
"Einigkeit macht stark" (German)
"Unity makes Strength"
Anthem: "La Brabançonne"

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)

Location of Belgium
Capital
and largest city
Brussels
50°51′N4°21′E / 50.850°N 4.350°E / 50.850; 4.350
Official languagesDutch
French
German
Ethnic groupssee Demographics
DemonymBelgian
GovernmentFederalparliamentary
constitutional monarchy[1]
• Monarch
Philippe
Charles Michel
LegislatureFederal Parliament
Senate
Chamber of Representatives
Independence from the Netherlands
• Declared
4 October 1830
19 April 1839
• Founded the EEC (now the EU)
1 January 1958
Area
• Total
30,528 km2 (11,787 sq mi) (140th)
• Water (%)
6.4
Population
• 1 January 2016 census
11,250,585[2] (75th)
• Density
363.6/km2 (941.7/sq mi) (36th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$508.598 billion[3] (38th)
• Per capita
$44,881[3] (20th)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$470.179 billion[3] (23rd)
• Per capita
$41,491[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
  1. The flag's official proportions of 13:15 are rarely seen; proportions of 2:3 or similar are more common.
  2. The Brussels region is the de facto capital, but the City of Brussels municipality is the de jure capital[6]
  3. 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 July 9, 2017


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