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Belgium is located along the northwestern coastline of Western Europe, bordered by France to its east, the North Sea to its north, and by Germany, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg along its southern and eastern borders. Belgium is home to numerous forms of architecture, from Gothic to Baroque, and home to many famous painters, sculptors, musicians and authors. Numerous provinces throughout Belgium offer sightseeing opportunities and adventures for visitors, as well as an immersion into thousands of years of history and culture.
Population and Language
Throughout Belgium, numerous languages are spoken, including Dutch, French, German, or dialects that combine aspects of all three. As such, Belgium offers three official languages; German, French, and Dutch. Several ethnic groups call Belgium their home, including a large number of those of Flemish origins, followed by Walloons, scattered throughout a variety of Belgium's provinces.
Belgium is home to more than 11 million people of Belgian origin as well as from neighboring countries, rich in Flemish, French, and German communities.
The major religion practiced in Belgium is Christian, mainly Roman Catholic, while a smaller portion of others practice other religions including Protestantism and very small subsets that practice the Muslim, Buddhist, and other faiths.
Major Cities and Tourist Destinations
Brussels is the capital of Belgium, with a population of nearly two million residents, offering a wealth of architectural, cultural, and entertainment venues for visitors. Other popular and often visited cities throughout Belgium include Liège, Bastogne, Antwerp, and Zeebrugge, on the coastline of the North Sea. Many visitors come to Belgium to honor the fallen of numerous wars, as Belgium was the battleground for numerous battles during the First World War, as well as of the Second World War, situated as it is between France and Germany.
Other popular tourist destinations in Belgium include:
- Visit the numerous museums throughout Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent
- Take in the awe of Centraal Station in Antwerp
- Battle of the Bulge site
- Visit Flanders Fields, infamous World War One battle site, and famous red poppy fields, a symbol of the victims who died there
Belgium enjoys a temperate climate most of the year, with mild winters and cool summers. Belgium’s flat plains to the northwest, rolling hills in the central regions of the country and the mountains of Ardennes to the Southeast offer a variety of climates depending on season.
The main currency of Belgium is the Euro. Belgium relies heavily on its trade with other European Union countries, mainly Germany. With a GDP of approximately U.S. $413 billion, Austria's economy relies heavily on services, followed by industry, with very little agricultural development. Agriculture is limited to fruits and vegetables, some livestock, and small portions of tobacco crops. The country’s major industries include transportation equipment, engineering products, basic metals, and scientific instruments. Belgium exports just over U.S. $330 billion a year, mainly in metals and metal products, and machinery and equipment. The country imports approximately U.S. $340 billion a year, mainly commodities such as pharmaceuticals, raw materials, oil products and foodstuffs.
Car hire is the recommended way of traveling throughout Belgium for tourists, giving visitors the time to truly explore one of the most beautiful countries in Western Europe at their leisure. Major rail networks and buses, taxis, and airline travel throughout Belgium is also available. Major airports in Belgium include the Antwerp International Airport in Antwerp, the Brussels Airport in Brussels, and in Liège, the Liège Airport.
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