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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)
Anthem: 
"La Brabançonne"
(English: "The Brabantian")
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 cityBrussels
Official languagesDutch
French
German
Religion
(2018[1])
Demonym(s)
GovernmentFederalparliamentary
constitutional monarchy[2]
• Monarch
Philippe
Alexander De Croo
LegislatureFederal Parliament
Senate
Chamber of Representatives
Independence 
(from the Netherlands)
• Declared
4 October 1830
19 April 1839
Area
• Total
30,689[3] km2 (11,849 sq mi) (136th)
• Water (%)
0.71 (as of 2015)[4]
Population
• 2020 estimate
11,492,641 Increase[5] (81st)
• Density
376/km2 (973.8/sq mi) (22nd)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$550 billion[6] (38th)
• Per capita
$48,224[6] (20th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$533 billion[6] (23rd)
• Per capita
$46,724[6] (17th)
Gini (2018)Positive decrease 25.6[7]
low
HDI (2019)Increase 0.919[8]
very high · 17th
CurrencyEuro () (EUR)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Note: Although Belgium is located in Western European Time/UTC (Z) zone, since 25 February 1940, upon WW2 German occupation, Central European Time/UTC+01:00 was enforced as standard time,[9] with a +0:42:30 offset (and +1:42:30 during DST) from Brussels LMT (UTC+0:17:30).
Driving sideright
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.[10]
  3. The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states.

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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