Belgium
 
 
Parliament
National Constitution

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Population
11,429,336 Source
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Flag Description

Three equal vertical bands of black (hoist side), yellow, and red; the vertical design was based on the flag of France; the colors are those of the arms of the duchy of Brabant (yellow lion with red claws and tongue on a black field)

Independence / Republic Days
Independence Declared from the Netherlands 4 October 1830

Capital
Brussels

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Calling code
32

Currency
Euro (€)1 (EUR)

Geographic Coordinates
50°51'N 4°21'E

Official languages
Dutch
French
German

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Droits Quotidiens
World Conservation Union

Location
Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands

Geographic coordinates
50 50 N, 4 00 E

Map references
Europe

Area
total: 30,528 sq km
country comparison to the world: 141
land: 30,278 sq km
water: 250 sq km

Area - comparative
about the size of Maryland

Coastline
66.5 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: geographic coordinates define outer limit
continental shelf: median line with neighbors

Elevation extremes
lowest point: North Sea 0 m
highest point: Botrange 694 m

Nationality
noun: Belgian(s)
adjective: Belgian

Languages
Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)

National symbol(s)
lion

National anthem
name: "La Brabanconne" (The Song of Brabant)

National Anthem lyrics/music: Louis-Alexandre DECHET[French] Victor CEULEMANS [Dutch]/Francois VAN CAMPENHOUT
note: adopted 1830; Louis-Alexandre DECHET was an actor at the theater in which the revolution against the Netherlands began; according to legend, he wrote the lyrics with a group of young people in a Brussels cafe

Budget
revenues: $241.9 billion
expenditures: $258.2 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
47.7% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 16

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Belgium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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